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ACE Report #9285
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Nerve stimulation in addition to ultrasound guidance in the placement of continuous FNB

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

A comparison of ultrasound alone vs ultrasound with nerve stimulation guidance for continuous femoral nerve block in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

J Clin Anesth. 2016 Aug;32:274-80

Contributing Authors: HY Kim GJ Byeon HJ Cho SH Baek SW Shin

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50 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty with a continuous femoral nerve block for postoperative analgesia were randomized to catheter placement with ultrasound plus nerve stimulation guidance, or simply ultrasound guidance alone. The purpose of this study was to compare analgesic efficacy between groups, including pain scores, analgesic requirement, and block failure rate. Patient satisf...

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