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Early vs. Late-Stage Periarticular Injection During Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

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January 2023

Early vs. Late-Stage Periarticular Injection During Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:10| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Early Stage Versus Late Stage Periarticular Injection during Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty for Postoperative Pain Relief: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Knee Surg. 2022 Nov;35(13):1425-1433.

Contributing Authors:
W Chen JN Sun ZH Hu Y Zhang XY Chen S Feng

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Synopsis

Eighty-four patients undergoing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive a periarticular injection performed prior to joint incision (early stage; n=42) or after implantation of the prosthesis (late stage; n=42). The primary outcome of interest was pain intensity, measured on a 100-point Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Secondary outcomes of interest included range of motion, rescue...

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