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ACE Report #7740
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Femoral nerve block vs adductor canal block for analgesia and motor function after TKA

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

Subsartorial adductor canal vs femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee replacement

Int Orthop. 2015 Apr;39(4):673-80.

Contributing Authors: SG Memtsoudis D Yoo O Stundner T Danninger Y Ma L Poultsides D Kim M Chisholm K Jules-Elysee AG Valle TP Sculco

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60 patients undergoing bilateral total knee arthroplasty had a femoral nerve block performed for one knee and an adductor canal block for the other. The study was conducted to determine efficacy of targeted nerve blocking on motor function, pain, and patient satisfaction postoperatively. Patients were assessed at 6-8 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours postoperatively. The comparison yielded no overall ...

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