Continuous Adductor Canal Blocks Are Superior to Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks in Promoting Early Ambulation After TKA
Clinical orthopaedics and related research | 31 Jul 2013
SC Mudumbai, TE Kim, SK Howard, JJ Workman, N Giori, S Woolson, T Ganaway, R King and ER Mariano
Femoral continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) provide effective analgesia after TKA but have been associated with quadriceps weakness and delayed ambulation. A promising alternative is adductor canal CPNB that delivers a primarily sensory blockade; however, the differential effects of these two techniques on functional outcomes after TKA are not well established.
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