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2022 Mar 14

J Shoulder Elbow Surg

Single Shot Interscalene Regional Anesthesia Provides Noninferior Analgesia And Decreased Complications Compared With An Indwelling Catheter for Arthroscopic And Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery.


Teske LG, Pill SG, Lutz A, Thigpen CA, Shanley E, Adams KJ, Bohon H, Graham GD, Marston G, Walker KB, Kissenberth MJ
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35301140.


There is an abundance of literature comparing the efficacy, safety, and complication rates of regional anesthesia in shoulder surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare analgesia efficacy, and complication rates between single shot and continuous catheters in patients undergoing arthroscopic or reconstructive shoulder surgery in a large cohort.