Femoral Nerve Block vs Periarticular Bupivacaine Liposome Injection After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Effect on Patient Outcomes.

@article{Horn2015FemoralNB,
  title={Femoral Nerve Block vs Periarticular Bupivacaine Liposome Injection After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Effect on Patient Outcomes.},
  author={Brandon J Horn and Adam J Cien and N. Peter Reeves and Pramod K. Pathak and Charles J Taunt},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={115 12},
  pages={714-9}
}
CONTEXT Patients receiving femoral nerve blocks for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been shown to have a high incidence of postoperative falls, which has been attributed to weakening of the quadriceps muscles. Local injection of analgesic medication that allows for full motor function of the quadriceps and, therefore, better progress through inpatient physical therapy and decreased hospital stay, has been suggested as an option for postoperative pain relief. OBJECTIVE To compare the number… CONTINUE READING
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