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Nerve Block Combos Found Best for Total Knee Replacement Patients Post-Op

2 years ago
Nerve Block Combos Found Best for Total Knee Replacement Patients Post-Op

Great Pain Control for Knee Surgery

Patients who undergo a total knee replacement are often concerned as to how their pain will be controlled.  The best approach to balancing analgesia, opioid use and passive range of motion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is to block multiple nerves rather than any single nerve, according to a sophisticated network meta-analysis. This approach proved better than periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and epidural analgesia.  This is based on an article presented by Dr. Abdullah Terkawi at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  Ask your doctor is you are having a knee replacement.

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