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Volume:5 Issue:9 Number:18 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #9042
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Adductor canal block offers improved quadriceps strength, similar analgesia to FNB in ACLR


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OrthoEvidence. Adductor canal block offers improved quadriceps strength, similar analgesia to FNB in ACLR. ACE Report. 2016;5(9):18. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/9042

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Adductor Canal Block Provides Noninferior Analgesia and Superior Quadriceps Strength Compared with Femoral Nerve Block in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Anesthesiology. 2016 May;124(5):1053-64

Contributing Authors: FW Abdallah DB Whelan VW Chan GA Prasad RV Endersby J Theodoropolous S Oldfield J Oh R Brull

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Synopsis

100 patients scheduled for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to receive regional anaesthesia pre-operatively through either an adductor canal block (ACB) or femoral nerve block (FNB). The purpose of this study was to determine if ACB demonstrated noninferior analgesic efficacy to FNB, and concurrent superior results to FNB with respect to post-block, preoperati...

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