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2022 Jul 01

J Bone Joint Surg Am

Local Infiltration Analgesia Versus Interscalene Block for Pain Management Following Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial.



While providing effective analgesia following shoulder arthroplasty, an interscalene block has known complications. Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) using ropivacaine has been successfully employed in other joint arthroplasties, but its efficacy in shoulder arthroplasty has not been studied extensively. The purpose of this study was to compare pain and opioid consumption between LIA and an interscalene block following shoulder arthroplasty.