Continuous infusion of bupivacaine following TKA does not improve morphine consumption
Continuous infusion of bupivacaine following total knee arthroplasty: a randomized control trial pilot studyJ Arthroplasty. 2013 Mar;28(3):479-84. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.07.016. Epub 2012 Nov 2
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67 patients were randomized in this pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of a 48h continuous local infiltration of bupivacaine on reducing morphine consumption following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients received either local infiltration of intra-articular bupivacaine (0.5% at 2 cc/h) or placebo (0.5% saline at 2 cc/h) and were assessed over the first 48 hours and at 1 year. Results reveale...
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