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ACE Report #7558
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Epidural and brachial plexus block equally effective in arthroscopic shoulder surgery


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

A Comparison of Three Methods for Postoperative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Korean J Pain. 2015 Jan;28(1):45-51.

Contributing Authors: SK Park YS Choi SW Choi SW Song

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Synopsis

57 patients scheduled to undergo elective arthroscopic shoulder surgery were randomized to receive interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB), continuous cervical epidural (CCE) analgesia or intra-articular (IA) analgesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of these analgesic options on measured pain, rescue opioid dosages and pain severity at rest and during motion using a nu...

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