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Peripheral nerve block periarticular injection relieved pain within 3 days of TKA

May 24, 2017

Use of either peripheral nerve block, periarticular injection with ropivacaine, or periarticular injection with liposomal bupivacaine provided good pain relief after total knee arthroplasty, based on a recent presentation.

“All three pain modalities in a contemporary practice resulted in satisfactory pain relief,” Matthew P. Abdel, MD, said at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. “In a comparative analysis, peripheral nerve block provided the best pain relief when looking at maximal pain relief, lowest mean pain scores and lowest use of opioid consumption and this was statistically better than periarticular injection with liposomal bupivacaine, but no significant difference when compared to periarticular injection with ropivacaine,” he said.

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