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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:60 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #296
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Femoral nerve block reduces pain and total morphine consumption in TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Continuous femoral nerve block in total knee arthroplasty: Immediate and two-year outcomes

J Arthroplasty. 2009 Feb;24(2):204-9. Epub 2008 Mar 4

Contributing Authors: CF Shum NN Lo SJ Yeo KY Yang HC Chong SN Yeo

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Synopsis

60 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized into three groups assessing the efficacy of femoral nerve block (FNB) as an analgesia treatment. There were 2 groups randomized to receive FNB at a high or low dose and a third group which acted as a control. During the 72 hour post-operative assessment, there was a significant reduction in pain during the first 6 hours in the FNB grou...

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