ACE Report #6132
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Local infiltration analgesia comparable in outcome to femoral nerve block after ACLR

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

Local infiltration analgesia is comparable to femoral nerve block after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft: a randomised controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb;22(2):317-23. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2399-x.

Contributing Authors: PK Kristensen M Pfeiffer-Jensen JO Storm TM Thillemann

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60 adult patients scheduled to undergo ACL reconstruction with semitendinosus and gracilis tendon grafts were randomized to receive either local infiltration analgesia (ropivacaine and epinephrine) or a femoral nerve block. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacies of each treatment with respect to postoperative pain management and opioid consumption. Results immediately after surg...

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