Intra‐articular Alpha‐2 Agonists as an Adjunct to Local Anesthetic in Knee Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis

@article{Ryan2019IntraarticularAA,
  title={Intra‐articular Alpha‐2 Agonists as an Adjunct to Local Anesthetic in Knee Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis},
  author={T. Ryan and R. Holyoak and R. Vlok and T. Melhuish and A. Hodge and M. Binks and G. Hurtado and L. White},
  journal={Journal of Knee Surgery},
  year={2019},
  volume={32},
  pages={138–145}
}
Abstract The infiltration of local anesthetic has been shown to reduce postoperative pain in knee arthroscopy. Several studies have shown that the addition of agents such as magnesium and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) result in an increased time to first analgesia and overall reduction in pain. The aim of this systematic review and meta‐analysis was to determine whether the addition of an &agr;‐2 agonist (A2A) to intra‐articular local anesthetic, results in a reduction in… Expand

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