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2020 Sep

J Shoulder Elbow Surg



Dexamethasone added to levobupivacaine prolongs the duration of interscalene brachial plexus block and decreases rebound pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.


Morita S, Oizumi N, Suenaga N, Yoshioka C, Yamane S, Tanaka Y
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Sep; 29(9):1751-1757.
PMID: 32815804.


It has been reported that the addition of dexamethasone to interscalene brachial plexus block (ISBPB) prolongs the duration of the block effect. However, there have been no studies focusing on the effects of dexamethasone on rebound pain after the block effect has worn off. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect on postoperative pain when dexamethasone was added to ISBPB for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR).