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ACE Report #12005
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Pectoral nerve block significantly reduces hyperacute pain and opioid use in shoulder arthroscopy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Analgesic Benefit of Pectoral Nerve Block II Blockade for Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial

Anesth Analg. 2019;129(2):536-542. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004233

Contributing Authors: JW Reynolds DS Henshaw JD Jaffe SW Dobson CJ Edwards JD Turner RS Weller BR Graves MT Freehill

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Synopsis

Intrascalene blocks (ISB) are commonly performed for patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy in an effort to reduce pain. Given the ongoing opioid crisis, there is an increasing focus on peri-operative techniques that can help to minimize the need for opioids in this period. Thus, the investigators randomized 40 patients, all of whom were receiving an ISB, to also receive a pectoral nerve block v...

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