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2019 Sep

J Shoulder Elbow Surg



Efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine in shoulder surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Kolade O, Patel K, Ihejirika R, Press D, Friedlander S, Roberts T, Rokito AS, Virk MS
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Sep; 28(9):1824-1834.
PMID: 31324503.


The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the safety, efficacy, and opioid-sparing effect of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) vs. nonliposomal local anesthetic agents (NLAs) for postoperative analgesia after shoulder surgery.