Continuous femoral nerve block versus patient-controlled analgesia following total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Ng2012ContinuousFN,
  title={Continuous femoral nerve block versus patient-controlled analgesia following total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={F Y Ng and K. Y. Chiu and Chun Hoi Yan and K J Ng},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={23-6}
}
PURPOSE To compare total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients who received continuous femoral nerve block (FNB) with local anaesthetics through a catheter versus patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with intravenous morphine. METHODS 50 women and 10 men aged 51 to 84 years with matched characteristics underwent TKA and received either continuous FNB with local anaesthetics through a catheter (n=30) or PCA with intravenous morphine (n=30). None of the patients had had previous knee surgery. All… CONTINUE READING