Analgesia with intra-articular bupivacaine in total hip arthroplasty
Intra-articular bupivacaine reduces postoperative pain and meperidine use after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind studyJ Arthroplasty. 2014 Dec;29(12):2457-61
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96 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to an intra-articular injection of either 300mg bupivacine or saline as part of their multimodal postoperative analgesia regimen. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of an IA injection of bupivacaine on reducing postoperative pain. Postoperative pain and meperidine consumption (used for pain in excess of 40mm on a...
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