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ACE Report #8866
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

The effect of perineural vs. intravenous dexamethasone on ankle block for foot surgery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomised controlled trial of perineural vs intravenous dexamethasone for foot surgery

Anaesthesia. 2016 Mar;71(3):285-90

Contributing Authors: RL Dawson DH McLeod JP Koerber JL Plummer GC Dracopoulos

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Synopsis

90 patients who were scheduled to undergo metatarsal osteotomy underwent an ankle blockade (20ml ropivacaine 0.75%) prior to surgery and then were randomized to either a perineural dexamethasone (8mg) injection and intravenous saline 0.9%, perineural saline 0.9% injection and intravenous dexamethasone (8mg), or perinerural and intravenous saline 0.9%. The purpose of this study was to determine whe...

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