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ACE Report #6495
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

The effect of an adductor canal block on pain following total knee arthroplasty


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

Effect of adductor canal block on pain in patients with severe pain after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized study with individual patient analysis

Br J Anaesth. 2014 May;112(5):912-9

Contributing Authors: U Grevstad O Mathiesen T Lind JB Dahl

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Synopsis

50 patients, between the ages of 30 and 85 years, who had just undergone unilateral TKA (post-op day 1 or 2) were randomly allocated to 1 of 2 groups to determine the effect an adductor canal block (ACB) had on postoperative pain. Patients in group 1 were administered an active ACB immediately after inclusion into the study, while those in group 2 were administered a placebo immediately after incl...

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