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2020 Jan-Feb

J Clin Orthop Trauma



Efficacy of adductor canal block protocol implementation in a multimodal pain management protocol for total knee arthroplasty.


Deiter J, Ponzio D, Grau L, Griffiths S, Ong A, Post Z, Doucette D, Orozco F
J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2020 Jan-Feb; 11(1):118-121.
PMID: 32001998.


Postoperative pain relief for total knee arthroplasty is an important concern for clinicians who seek to decrease pain, side effects associated with narcotics, increase mobility, and decrease hospital length of stay for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. In today's day in age where patients and clinicians are looking to decrease length of stay and desire to take total knee replacement to the ambulatory surgery setting, appropriate and safe analgesia is paramount. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of implementing a single shot adductor canal block (ACB) protocol in patients undergoing primary TKA by a single surgeon already using a multimodal analgesia protocol at a high volume community hospital.