Early post-operative pain lower with RA vs GA use in distal radius ORIF
Regional or General Anesthesia in the Surgical Treatment of Distal Radial Fractures: A Randomized Clinical TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jul 3;101(13):1168-1176.
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90 Swedish patients presenting with a distal radius fracture undergoing open reduction and internal fixation with a volar locking plate were randomized to regional anesthesia (RA) or general anesthesia (GA). The primary outcome of interest was the total opioid consumption in morphine equivalents (OEC) during the first 3 post-operative days. Secondary outcomes included OEC before and after discharg...
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