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ACE Report #5416
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Addition of ketorolac to local infiltration analgesia solution benefits TKR patients


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

Local infiltration analgesia for total knee arthroplasty: should ketorolac be added?

Br J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;111(2):242-8. doi: 10.1093/bja/aet030. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

Contributing Authors: KV Andersen L Nikolajsen V Haraldsted A Odgaard K Soballe

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Synopsis

60 patients about to receive total knee replacement (TKR) surgery were randomized to determine the efficacy of local infiltration analgesia (LIA) solution with added ketorolac. Patients were assessed for intravenous (IV) morphine patient controlled analgesia (PCA) consumption; time to first IV morphine PCA request after surgery; pain intensity (Visual analog scale VAS) and; length of stay. The stu...

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