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ACE Report #8642
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2016: Femoral nerve block vs. periarticular injection in total knee arthroplasty

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

Femoral Nerve Block is Not Superior to Periarticular Injection for Primary Total Knee Analgesia

Contributing Authors: TR Turgeon S Aragola ER Bohm BG Arenson A Esmail D Hedden CD Burnell MS Tenenbein E Jacobsohn

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72 patients (under 70 years of age) undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive either periarticular injection (PI) or continuous femoral nerve block combined with posterior capsular injection (CFNB+PCI). The purpose of this study was to compare these methods of postoperative analgesia based on perioperative surgical outcomes and postoperative clinical outcomes, as well as patien...

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