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ACE Report #8812
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Epinephrine diluted irrigation fluid may increase visual acuity for shoulder arthroscopy


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

Epinephrine Diluted Saline-Irrigation Fluid in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Significant Improvement of Clarity of Visual Field and Shortening of Total Operation Time. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arthroscopy. 2016 Mar;32(3):436-44

Contributing Authors: DO van Montfoort PM van Kampen PE Huijsmans

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Synopsis

101 patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder procedures were randomized to either epinephrine diluted saline irrigation fluid or regular saline irrigation fluid to determine whether the addition of epinephrine increased the visual acuity of the surgical procedure. Findings indicated that the use of epinephrine to dilute irrigation fluid was effective, significantly improving visual clarity, reduc...

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