Local injection of liposomal bupivacaine combined with intravenous dexamethasone reduces postoperative pain and hospital stay after shoulder arthroplasty.

@article{Routman2017LocalIO,
  title={Local injection of liposomal bupivacaine combined with intravenous dexamethasone reduces postoperative pain and hospital stay after shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={Howard D. Routman and Logan R Israel and Molly A Moor and Andrew D Boltuch},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={641-647}
}
BACKGROUND Alternative techniques have been developed to address pain after shoulder arthroplasty and are well documented. We evaluated the effect of adding intraoperative liposomal bupivacaine and intravenous dexamethasone during shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 2 consecutive cohorts undergoing elective shoulder arthroplasty… CONTINUE READING