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ACE Report #11604
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Identifying optimal nerve block combination for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Opioid-Sparing Analgesia and Enhanced Recovery After Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Combined Triple Nerve Blocks With Local Infiltration Analgesia

J Arthroplasty. 2019 Feb;34(2):295-302. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.10.009

Contributing Authors: A Tanavalee S Ngarmukos W Kampitak C Amarase

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90 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to one of three nerve block combinations for postoperative analgesia: an obturator nerve block (ONB) plus continuous adductor canal block (cACB), a tibial nerve block (TNB) plus cACB, or an ONB and TNB plus cACB. Patients were assessed primarily for patient-controlled analgesia consumption, time to first analgesia request, and pain ...

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