Periarticular injection in knee arthroplasty improves quadriceps function.

  title={Periarticular injection in knee arthroplasty improves quadriceps function.},
  author={Arnaud Chaumeron and Daniel Audy and Pierre Drolet and Martin J F Lavigne and P A Vendittoli},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={471 7},
BACKGROUND The postoperative analgesic potential of periarticular anesthetic infiltration (PAI) after TKA is unclear as are the complications of continuous femoral nerve block on quadriceps function. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked (1) whether PAI provides equal or improved postoperative pain control in comparison to a femoral nerve block in patients who have undergone TKA; and (2) if so, whether PAI improves early postoperative quadriceps control and facilitates rehabilitation. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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