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ACE Report #11913
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Continuous adductor canal block with LIA provides better pain relief than LIA alone in UKA patients


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

Continuous Adductor Canal Block used for postoperative pain relief after medial Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

BMC Anesthesiol. 2019; 19: 114.

Contributing Authors: Y Ma Y Shen T Zhang T Wang G Cao F Lan N Philips

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Synopsis

46 patients scheduled for a unicondylar knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive local infiltration analgesia in addition to an adductor canal blockade (ACB) with 0.2% ropivacaine or a sham ACB with normal saline. The primary outcome of interest was pain on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) during knee flexion, at 24 hours post-operation. Secondary outcomes of interest included NRS pain scores duri...

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