Continuous intra-articular infusion of bupivacaine for postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Nechleba2005ContinuousII,
  title={Continuous intra-articular infusion of bupivacaine for postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Jeffrey Nechleba and Vincent Rogers and Gary J Cortina and Timothy E. Cooney},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          197-202
        }
}
This study assessed the efficacy of local, continuous infusion of bupivacaine for pain control following total knee arthroplasty. Eleven men and 19 women with an average age of 65 years (range: 43-83 years) randomly received either 0.25% bupivacaine or normal saline by local infusion pump. Standard wound drainage also was implemented. Pain was assessed with a visual analog scale along with patient-controlled analgesia demand, narcotic delivery, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory administration… CONTINUE READING
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