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2021 May 13

Korean J Anesthesiol

A comparison of adductor canal block before and after thigh tourniquet during knee arthroscopy: A randomized, blinded study.


Ekinci M, Ciftci B, Demiraran Y, Celik E C, Yayik M, Omur B, Kuyucu E, Atalay Y O
Korean J Anesthesiol. 2021 May 13.
PMID: 33984219.


Adductor canal block (ACB) provides effective analgesia management after arthroscopic knee surgery. However, there is insufficient data about performing ACB before or after inflation of a thigh tourniquet. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of ACB when it is performed before and after thigh tourniquet and evaluate motor weakness.