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2020 Apr 17

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc

Additional periarticular catheter shows no superiority over single-shot local infiltration analgesia alone in unicondylar knee replacement.


Meier M, Burkhardt P, Huth J, Best R, Thienpont E, Beckmann J
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Apr 17.
PMID: 32303801.


Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) has attracted growing interest in recent years. To prolong the positive effects of LIA, a continuous intraarticular perfusion has been introduced in total knee arthroplasty with good clinical results. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate if similar results can be obtained with the use of a continuous periarticular perfusion in unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA).