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ACE Report #4484
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Adductor-canal-blockade effective in improving pain relief and ambulation after TKA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of adductor-canal-blockade on pain and ambulation after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized study

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2012 Mar;56(3):357-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02621.x. Epub 2012 Jan 4

Contributing Authors: MT Jenstrup P Jaeger J Lund JS Fomsgaard S Bache O Mathiesen TK Larsen JB Dahl

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Dr. Pia Jaeger discusses the effects of an adductor-canal-blockade on pain and ambulation after total knee arthroplasty


75 total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients were randomised to receive a continuous adductor-canal-blockade (ACB) with intermittent boluses through a catheter with either ropivacaine (0.75%) or a placebo. The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of the technique in reducing morphine consumption and postoperative pain. Following assessments over a 26 hour period, results indicated t...

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