ACE Report #5555
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Multimodal analgesic protocol reduces postoperative pain for TKA

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

Efficacy of multimodal perioperative analgesia protocol with periarticular medication injection in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blinded study

J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep;28(8):1274-7

Contributing Authors: TC Kelley MJ Adams BD Mulliken DF Dalury

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160 patients with osteoarthritis undergoing total knee replacement were enrolled in this study to compare different combinations of medications as periarticular analgesic injections designed to reduce postoperative pain. Patients were separated into four treatment groups; all the groups received ropivacaine, and epinephrine, and additionally, group A received ketorolac, and clonidine; group B rece...

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