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ACE Report #7517
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TKA: Ultrasound- and nerve stimulator-guided continuous femoral nerve block vs. PCEA


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

Ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter randomized controlled study

Braz J Anesthesiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;65(1):14-20.

Contributing Authors: F Wang LW Liu Z Hu Y Peng XQ Zhang Q Li

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Synopsis

46 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive either an ultrasound and nerve stimulator guided continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) analgesia, or patient control epidural analgesia (PCEA). The purpose of the study was to examine the efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block in terms of VAS pain scores, range of motion, level of sedation, further analgesics required...

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