Reporting functional outcome after knee arthroplasty and regional anesthesia: a methodological primer.

@article{Choi2013ReportingFO,
  title={Reporting functional outcome after knee arthroplasty and regional anesthesia: a methodological primer.},
  author={Stephen Choi and Amy Trang and Colin J. L. McCartney},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={340-9}
}
The introduction of ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia has resulted in an explosion of interest in its use for postoperative analgesia, particularly for orthopedic surgery. Regional anesthesia demonstrates unequivocal superiority compared with systemic opioids with respect to analgesia, reduced opioid consumption, increased patient satisfaction, and earlier achievement of discharge criteria. Improved acute postoperative analgesia can facilitate effective rehabilitation. Investigators… CONTINUE READING
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