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ACE Report #12186
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Brachial plexus blocks result in significantly less acute post-op pain scores and opioid consumption


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Brachial Plexus Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine for Shoulder Surgery Improves Analgesia and Reduces Opioid Consumption: Results from a Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial.

Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.).2020;21(2):387-400.

Contributing Authors: ManishA Patel JeffreyC Gadsden SrdjanS Nedeljkovic Xiaodong Bao JoseL Zeballos Vincent Yu SabryS Ayad ThomasF Bendtsen

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Synopsis

Brachial plexus blocks are commonly used in shoulder surgery to reduce patient discomfort and analgesic use. However, their true effectiveness compared to placebo has been debated. In this study, the authors randomized patients to an ultrasound guided liposomal bupivacaine brachial plexus block or placebo. Outcomes of interest were pain scores, opioid consumption, and patient satisfaction. A sing...

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