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2020 May 20




A prospective comparative study of local infiltration versus adductor block versus combined use of the two techniques following knee arthroplasty.



Pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is important as acute postoperative pain can affect patient's ability to walk and participate in rehabilitation required for good functional outcome. This is achieved by effective intra-operative and post-operative analgesia to facilitate early recovery. Adductor canal block (ACB) and local infiltration analgesia (LIA) are analgesic regimens and commonly used for effective post-operative analgesia after TKA. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and outcomes of these two methods, combined and independently.