TKA: Continuous femoral nerve block allows for faster recovery compared to epidural block
Continuous femoral versus epidural block for attainment of 120° knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trialJ Arthroplasty. 2013 May;28(5):807-14. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.013. Epub 2013 Feb 22
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66 patients were randomized to determine the effect of a continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) compared to continuous epidural analgesia (CEA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Participants of the trial were allocated to one of the two methods of perioperative pain management, with the primary objective of determining which one was better for early rehabilitation and recovery. In the days followin...
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