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2022 Dec 02

J Arthroplasty

Comparison of Femoral Nerve Catheter, Adductor Canal Catheter, and Periarticular Liposomal Bupivacaine Infiltration for Postoperative Analgesia after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.


Peripheral nerve catheters are used to provide analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and have been shown to decrease pain and opioid use, to facilitate participation with physical therapy (PT), and to hasten discharge. More recently, pericapsular infiltration using liposomal bupivacaine (LB) has been employed as an alternative analgesic approach.