Dexamethasone as adjuvant for femoral nerve block following knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study.

@article{Sherif2016DexamethasoneAA,
  title={Dexamethasone as adjuvant for femoral nerve block following knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study.},
  author={Abeer A Sherif and Hazem E Elsersy},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={977-87}
}
BACKGROUND We examined the effect of the addition of dexamethasone to bupivacaine for femoral nerve blocks on the block duration and the quality of post-operative analgesia following total knee replacement surgery. METHODS In total, 200 ASA I-III patients were randomly allocated to either the control group who received bupivacaine 0.5% or the dexamethasone group who received bupivacaine 0.5% plus 8 mg dexamethasone for the femoral nerve block, followed by a continuous perineural bupivacaine… CONTINUE READING