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ACE Report #8200
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

A comparison of local infiltration analgesia & peripheral nerve block for TKA post-op pain

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

The Comparison of Local Infiltration Analgesia with Peripheral Nerve Block following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep;30(9):1664-71.

Contributing Authors: L Fan C Zhu P Zan X Yu J Liu Q Sun G Li

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8 randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing the efficacy of local infiltration analgesia (LIA) and peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) in patients receiving total knee arthroplasty were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. The purpose was to compare NRS pain scores, morphine consumption, range of motion, and incidence of adverse effects between groups to determine if LIA treatment prov...

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