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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9400
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Similar efficacy noted between adductor canal and femoral nerve blocks in TKA


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The comparison of adductor canal block with femoral nerve block following total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review with meta‑analysis

J Anesth. 2016 Oct;30(5):745-54

Contributing Authors: N Jiang B Yu L Wang XQ Zhao FF Yuan

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Synopsis

Six randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the effects of adductor canal blocks and femoral nerve blocks on postoperative analgesia, function, and satisfaction in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in pooled analyses of muscle strength/function (the Lafayette Manual Muscle Test System), pai...

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