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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:605 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5036
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

TKR: Local infiltration and epidural analgesia with FNB have similar discharge times

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OrthoEvidence. TKR: Local infiltration and epidural analgesia with FNB have similar discharge times. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):605. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/5036

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

Analgesia after total knee replacement: local infiltration versus epidural combined with a femoral nerve blockade

Bone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):629-35. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B5.30406

Contributing Authors: JT Yadeau EA Goytizolo DE Padgett SS Liu DJ Mayman AS Ranawat MC Rade GH Westrich

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90 patients undergoing total knee replacement were randomized to receive either local infiltration analgesia or patient controlled epidural analgesia with femoral nerve blockade to compare them in terms of discharge time. Although the length of hospital stay and discharge time did not vary between the groups, secondary outcome measures of pain during walking/continuous passive movement and opioid ...

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