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ACE Report #11580
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Similar clinical outcomes between PAI with liposomal bupivacaine and continuous FNB following TKA


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

Periarticular Knee Injection With Liposomal Bupivacaine and Continuous Femoral Nerve Block for Postoperative Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Arthroplasty. 2019 Mar;34(3):495-500.

Contributing Authors: J Marino G Scuderi O Dowling R Farquhar B Freycinet F Overdyk

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Synopsis

65 patients scheduled for a unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive a continuous femoral nerve block (FNB) with bupivacaine or a peri-articular injection with liposomal bupivacaine (EXPAREL). The primary outcome of interest was the pain intensity during maximal knee flexion, specifically at 24 hours. Secondary outcomes included pain intensity at rest, during movement and duri...

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