ACE Report #10220
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Femoral-obturator-sciatic nerve block more effective than lumbar plexus plus sciatic block in ACLR

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Superior perioperative analgesia with combined femoral-obturator-sciatic nerve block in comparison with posterior lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve block for ACL reconstructive surgery

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Feb;26(2):478-484

Contributing Authors: ME Hantes E Arnaoutoglou M Bareka G Vretzakis

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106 patients scheduled for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to a postoperative analgesia regimen which included either a combined femoral-obturator-sciatic nerve block or a posterior brachial plexus block. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any significant differences between groups in pain scores, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) morph...

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