Sciatic nerve block vs. posterior capsule local anesthetic infiltration after TKA
Comparing the effects of single shot sciatic nerve block versus posterior capsule local anesthetic infiltration on analgesia and functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled trialJ Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun;29(6):1149-53
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One hundred patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to either femoral nerve block (FNB) alone, FNB combined with a sciatic nerve block (SNB), or FNB combined with posterior local anesthetic infiltration (P-LIA) to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of each. Patients were assessed over 3 months based on pain and function. The evidence presented in this study revealed no signi...
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