ACE Report #8708
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2016: Adductor canal vs. femoral nerve block for pain and muscle strength after TKA

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Adductor Canal Versus Femoral Nerve Block for Postoperative Pain and Quadriceps Strength after TKA: A Meta-Analysis

Contributing Authors: N Hussain TG Ferreri P Prusick L Banfield BA Long V Prusick M Bhandari

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6 randomized controlled trials (n= 408 patients, 447 knees) were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review for the purpose of comparing femoral nerve block (FNB) and adductor canal block (ACB) for postoperative pain and quadriceps muscle strength following total knee arthoplasty. Pooled results demonstrated that postoperative pain between study groups was comparable at 4, 24, and 48 hou...

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