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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:159 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #4350
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Combination of peri-articular injection and auto-transfusion safe in TKA


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

The safety of peri-articular local anaesthetic injection for patients undergoing total knee replacement with autologous blood transfusion: A randomised trial

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Dec;94(12):1632-6. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B12.29357

Contributing Authors: DF Wallace SR Emmett KK Kang GS Chahal R Hiskens S Balasubramanian K McGuinness H Parsons J Achten ML Costa

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Synopsis

46 patients undergoing total knee replacement with an autotransfusion drain were randomized to receive either intra-operative peri-articular infiltration of local anaesthetic or a femoral nerve block to determine if the drain concentrations of levobupivacaine posed health and safety concerns during re-transfusion. Levobupivacaine levels were measured from blood serum samples taken pre-transfusion,...

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