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2021 Apr-Jun

Anesth Essays Res



Comparison between Dexmedetomidine and Clonidine as an Adjuvant to Ropivacaine in Ultrasound-Guided Adductor Canal Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries are associated with significant postoperative pain. Ultrasound-guided adductor canal block is associated with better pain scores. The addition of Clonidine and Dexmedetomidine as additives to local anesthetics was the recent focus of interest. However, there are minimal studies comparing the duration of analgesia as additives to Ropivacaine in ultrasound-guided adductor canal block for TKRs.