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