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ACE Report #7322
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Femoral nerve block + periarticular infiltration analgesia provides pain relief post-TKA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of local infiltration analgesia for posterior knee pain after total knee arthroplasty: comparison with sciatic nerve block

J Anesth. 2014 Oct;28(5):696-701.

Contributing Authors: E Gi M Yamauchi M Yamakage C Kikuchi H Shimizu Y Okada S Kawamura T Suzuki

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49 patients scheduled to undergo elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis were randomized to receive a femoral nerve block in combination with either periarticular infiltration analgesia (PIA) or sciatic nerve block (SNB). The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of both treatments within 36 hours post-surgery. The combination FNB and PIA provided adeq...

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