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Vol:230 Issue:1 Number:3 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14541
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS 2022: Local Infiltration Analgesia vs. Interscalene Block for Pain After Shoulder Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2022: Local Infiltration Analgesia vs. Interscalene Block for Pain After Shoulder Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;230(1):3. Available from:

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

Local Infiltration Analgesia vs. Interscalene Block for Postoperative Pain Management following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors:
M Ewing SD Heil HD Huff C Loftis E Leary MJ Smith MH Kim

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


70 patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to receive an interscalene block (n=37) or local infiltration analgesia (n=33) for post-operative pain control. Outcomes of interest included Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores and opioid consumption, assessed up to 7 days post-operation. Results revealed no significant differences in VAS pain scores between the two groups at al...

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