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ACE Report #7539
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Similar efficacy of combined US-guided continuous FNB and epidural analgesia in TKA


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

Randomized clinical trial of continuous femoral nerve block combined with sciatic nerve block versus epidural analgesia for unilateral total knee arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jan;30(1):149-54

Contributing Authors: T Al-Zahrani KS Doais F Aljassir I Alshaygy W Albishi AS Terkawi

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Synopsis

56 patients scheduled for unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomized to one of two methods for postoperative analgesia: ultrasound-guided continuous femoral nerve block combined with sciatic nerve block, or continuous epidural infusion. All patients also received morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) postoperatively. Patients were monitored over the first 72 postoperative hours. Resu...

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