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2019 Mar

Reg Anesth Pain Med



Randomized controlled trial of a simplified adductor canal block performed for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty.


Swenson JD, Pollard JE, Peters CL, Anderson MB, Pace NL
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Mar; 44(3):348-353.
PMID: 30679333.


The objective of the study was to determine if injection of local anesthetic into the vastus medialis and sartorius muscles adjacent to the adductor canal produces sensory changes comparable with adductor canal block (ACB). This could result in a technically easier and potentially safer alternative to ACB.