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ACE Report #6752
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Efficacy of the addition of dexamethasone to local infiltration analgesia for TKA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effects of dexamethasone on local infiltration analgesia in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jul;22(7):1638-43. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2367-5. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Contributing Authors: M Ikeuchi Y Kamimoto M Izumi K Fukunaga K Aso N Sugimura M Yokoyama T Tani

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40 patients with knee osteoarthritis and scheduled to undergo primary TKA were randomized to receive intraoperative local infiltration analgesia (LIA) with or without the addition of dexamethasone. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the addition of a steroid to LIA. The results indicated that local infiltration analgesia with steroid addition was associated with significantly lower pain ...

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