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Volume:8 Issue:8 Number:24 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12307
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Addition of Dexmedetomidine to Interscalene Block Prolongs Analgesic Effects After RC Repair


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Dexmedetomidine combined with interscalene brachial plexus block has a synergistic effect on relieving postoperative pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Jul;28(7):2343-2353.

Contributing Authors: JT Hwang JS Jang JJ Lee DK Song HN Lee DY Kim SS Lee SM Hwang YB Kim S Lee

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Synopsis

Sixty-two patients with rotator cuff tears scheduled for an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to receive an interscalene brachial plexus block with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine (DEX) or ropivacaine alone to decrease post-operative pain. The outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), patient satisfaction, pain-related cytokine levels (i.e., cortisol, interl...

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