Comparison of epidural analgesia vs. periarticular injection after total hip arthroplasty
Patient-controlled epidural analgesia or multimodal pain regimen with periarticular injection after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studyJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 20;97(10):789-98
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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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