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Efficacy and safety of liposomal bupivacaine injection vs continuous ISB for shoulder arthroplasty

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May 2018

Efficacy and safety of liposomal bupivacaine injection vs continuous ISB for shoulder arthroplasty

Vol: 7| Issue: 5| Number:21| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A prospective randomized controlled trial to identify the optimal postoperative pain management in shoulder arthroplasty: liposomal bupivacaine versus continuous interscalene catheter

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Oct;26(10):1810-1817

Contributing Authors:
VJ Sabesan R Shahriar GR Petersen-Fitts JD Whaley T Bou-Akl M Sweet M Milia

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Synopsis

70 patients scheduled for shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative analgesia through either the use of a preoperative single-shot interscalene block followed by intraoperative liposomal bupivacaine injection, or continuous interscalene block postoperatively. Primary outcomes were pain scores and narcotic consumption over the first 24 hours postoperatively. Though no significant diffe...

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