Bupivacaine provides effective pain relief after arthroscopy of the ankle
The efficacy of intra-articular bupivacaine for relief of pain following arthroscopy of the ankleJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Dec;88(12):1603-5
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35 patients undergoing arthroscopy of the ankle were randomized to receive intra-articular saline or bupivacaine 0,5%. Over 2 hours post-surgery, the bupivacaine group experienced significantly less pain than the saline group. At all follow up periods after 2 hours, the patients who received bupivacaine displayed a trend toward lower pain scores than those who received saline; however, this differ...
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