Femoral nerve block reduces narcotic consumption and improves knee function in TKA
Vol: 2| Issue: 5| Number:18| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Is femoral nerve block necessary during total knee arthroplasty?: A randomized controlled trialJ Arthroplasty. 2012 Dec;27(10):1800-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.03.052. Epub 2012 May 31
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55 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were included in a blinded randomized control trial conducted to compare the use of femoral nerve block versus no block as an adjunct to a local anesthetic for perioperative analgesia. The trial compared systemic narcotic uses, self-reported pain, and functional outcomes at 1 year. The Knee Society score was significantly higher and the fentanyl...
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