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2019 Apr 11

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Timing of periarticular injection has no effect on postoperative pain and functional recovery in simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized, double-blinded trial.


Laoruengthana A, Jarusriwanna A, Rattanaprichavej P, Rasamimongkol S, Varakornpipat P, Pongpirul K
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Apr 11; 20(1):162.
PMID: 30971241.


Given no consensus on optimal timeframe of periarticular multimodal drug injection (PMDI) in knee osteoarthritis patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), this study was aimed to compare the postoperative pain and the functional recovery in patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral TKA (SBTKA) and received PMDI at the different intraoperative time points.