ACE Report #8039
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Intra-articular local anesthetic safe and effective in total knee arthroplasty

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

Efficacy of Intra-articular Local Anesthetics in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics. 2015 Jul 1;38(7):e573-81

Contributing Authors: R Fang Z Liu A Alijiang H Jia Y Deng Y Song Q Meng

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17 randomized controlled trials comparing intra-articular injection of local anesthetic versus placebo in patients undergoing TKA were selected for inclusion (1338 participants). The purpose of the study was to determine the safety and efficacy of intra-articular local anesthetic for postoperative analgesia. Pooled analyses demonstrated that a single local anesthetic injection significantly lowere...

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