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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7978
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Single-Dose IA ropivacaine reduces pain up to 8 hours post arthroscopic knee surgery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Single-dose intra-articular ropivacaine after arthroscopic knee surgery decreases post-operative pain without increasing side effects: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 May;24(5):1651-9

Contributing Authors: Y Zhou TB Yang J Wei C Zeng H Li T Yang GH Lei

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Synopsis

8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), with 567 patients who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and used either single-dose intra-articular (IA) ropivacaine or a postoperative analgesic for pain management were included in the study. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of intra-articular ropivacaine in providing post-surgery pain management while examining the incidence of sid...

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