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Volume:2 Issue:5 Number:18 ISSN#:2564-2537
RCT
ACE Report #4344
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Femoral nerve block reduces narcotic consumption and improves knee function in TKA


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OrthoEvidence. Femoral nerve block reduces narcotic consumption and improves knee function in TKA. ACE Report. 2013;2(5):18. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4344

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

Is femoral nerve block necessary during total knee arthroplasty?: A randomized controlled trial

J Arthroplasty. 2012 Dec;27(10):1800-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.03.052. Epub 2012 May 31

Contributing Authors: BJ Widmer CJ Scholes GG Pattullo SI Oussedik DA Parker MR Coolican

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Synopsis

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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