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ACE Report #5681
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Continuous bupivacaine catheter does not reduce pain following rotator cuff repair

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of continuous subacromial bupivacaine infusion for pain control after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Oct;22(10):1320-4

Contributing Authors: RS Schwartzberg BL Reuss R Rust

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96 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were included in this study to determine the effects of a continuous bupivacaine subacromial infusion catheter. Pain and consumption of pain medications were compared between patients who were administered a bupivacaine catheter, a saline solution catheter and a control group with no catheter. The results suggest that bupivacaine did not r...

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