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ACE Report #8209
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Ketamine & ketamine-levobupivacaine safe and effective after arthroscopic meniscectomy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of intraarticular application of ketamine or ketamine-levobupivacaine combination on post-operative pain after arthroscopic meniscectomy

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Sep;23(9):2721-6

Contributing Authors: C Isik A Demirhan T Yetis K Oktem H Sarman UY Tekelioglu T Duran

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Synopsis

60 patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for medial meniscus tears were randomized to receive intra-articular injection of either ketamine, ketamine plus levobupivacaine, or saline. The purpose of the study was to determine and compare the efficacy and safety of ketamine and ketamine-levobupivacaine in relation to a control. Results showed that both ketamine groups had a reduction ...

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