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Vol:261 Issue:1 Number:4 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14743
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

SABER-Bupivacaine for Post-Operative Pain and Opioid Consumption for Subacromial Decompression

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OrthoEvidence. SABER-Bupivacaine for Post-Operative Pain and Opioid Consumption for Subacromial Decompression. ACE Report. 2022;261(1):4. Available from:

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

SABER-Bupivacaine Reduces Postoperative Pain and Opioid Consumption After Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev . 2022 May 1;6(5).

Contributing Authors:
A Ekelund A Peredistijs J Grohs J Meisner N Verity S Rasmussen

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One hundred and seven patients undergoing an arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) surgery were randomized (in a 2:1:1 ratio) to receive either sucrose acetate isobutyrate extended-release (SABER) bupivacaine (n=53), SABER-placebo (n=25), or bupivacaine HCl (n=29) to minimize post-operative pain and opioid consumption. The primary outcomes of this trial were to assess pain scores and analge...

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