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ACE Report #9186
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Postoperative analgesia with liposomal bupivacaine vs. bupivacaine HCl in outpatient ACLR


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

Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain Control After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Double-Blinded, Randomized, Positive-Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul;44(7):1680-6

Contributing Authors: A Premkumar H Samady H Slone R Hash S Karas J Xerogeanes

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Synopsis

32 patients scheduled for primary ACL reconstruction were randomized to periarticular injection of either liposomal bupivacaine or standard bupivacaine hydrochloride. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare analgesic efficacy between the two. Patients were assessed up to 6 days postoperatively. The results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in either pain scores ove...

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