EFORT: Peri-articular injection versus peripheral nerve block for analgesia in TKA
A prospective, randomized trial comparing peripheral nerve blocks & periarticular injection for pain management after TKA
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160 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized to multimodal analgesia using either a peri-articular injection (PAI) of morphine, ketorolac, ropivacaine and epinephrine, or peripheral nerve blocks (femoral and sciatic; PNB). The primary purpose of this study was to compare pain outcome between the two groups on the afternoon of the first postoperative day. Pain scores at this time...
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