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ACE Report #10217
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Better early ambulation and pain scores with continuous ACB versus epidural analgesia in primary TKA


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

Continuous Adductor Canal Blocks Provide Superior Ambulation and Pain Control Compared to Epidural Analgesia for Primary Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

J Arthroplasty. 2018 Apr;33(4):1040-1044

Contributing Authors: CJ Della Valle M Moric A Buvanendran E Kayupov TL Gerlinger K Okroj TJ Luchetti G Zisman AC Young

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Synopsis

145 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to a perioperative regimen consisting of either spinal anaesthesia combined with continuous adductor canal block, general anaesthesia combined with continuous adductor canal block, or combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia. Patients were primarily assessed for walking distance during postoperative physical therapy. Both groups which ...

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