Effect of buprenorphine added to bupivacine for femoral nerve block in TKA
Buprenorphine Added to Bupivacaine Prolongs Femoral Nerve Block Duration and Improves Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty—A Randomised Prospective Double-Blind StudyJ Arthroplasty. 2015 Feb;30(2):320-4.
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Forty-eight patients were divided into 2 groups to compare the use of a 0.3mg dose of buprenorphine as an adjuvant in femoral nerve block to the sole use of femoral nerve block with a solution of 0.25% bupivacaine and adrenaline following total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of the study was to determine whether buprenorphine, a long-lasting opioid, would be able to improve the quality and duratio...
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