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Addition of dexamethasone to FNB significantly prolongs sensory block duration in TKA

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December 2016

Addition of dexamethasone to FNB significantly prolongs sensory block duration in TKA

Vol: 5| Issue: 12| Number:6| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Dexamethasone as adjuvant for femoral nerve block following knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Aug;60(7):977-87

Contributing Authors:
AA Sherif HE Elsersy

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Synopsis

200 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to initial femoral nerve block with or without the addition of dexamethasone (8mg). In both groups, the continuous perineural infusion was used for 72 hours postoperatively. The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of dexamethasone was met with a significantly prolonged sensory block and reduced morphine consumpti...

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