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ACE Report #5047
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

TKA: Continuous femoral nerve block allows for faster recovery compared to epidural block


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

Continuous femoral versus epidural block for attainment of 120° knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial

J Arthroplasty. 2013 May;28(5):807-14. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.013. Epub 2013 Feb 22

Contributing Authors: N Sakai T Inoue Y Kunugiza T Tomita T Mashimo

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Synopsis

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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