Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks Provide Superior Analgesia after TKA compared to PCA
Comparing the Analgesia Effects of Single-injection and Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks with Patient Controlled Analgesia after Total Knee ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2013 Apr;28(4):608-13. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.06.039. Epub 2012 Nov 8
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200 knee arthroplasty patients were randomized to three groups: single-injection Femoral Nerve Block (FNB), continuous FNB, or Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) to compare the analgesic effects of single-injection and continuous femoral nerve blocks (FNB) with intravenous PCA opioids. After 3 months of post-operative evaluation, both methods of FNB significantly reduced knee pain at movement, imp...
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