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ACE Report #7844
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Comparison of epidural analgesia vs. periarticular injection after total hip arthroplasty


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Patient-controlled epidural analgesia or multimodal pain regimen with periarticular injection after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 20;97(10):789-98

Contributing Authors: KM Jules-Elysee AK Goon GH Westrich DE Padgett DJ Mayman AS Ranawat CS Ranawat Y Lin RL Kahn DD Bhagat EA Goytizolo Y Ma SC Reid J Curren JT Yadeau

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Synopsis

90 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either a periarticular injection at the end of the procedure and sustained-release oxycodone (10mg) for postoperative analgesia, or patient-controlled epidural analgesia with bupivacaine and hydromorphone. The primary outcome was time to discharge readiness. Additional outcomes included numeric rating scale (NRS) for pain,...

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