Adductor Canal Block and Functional Recovery after Total Knee Arthroplasty.
A Double-blind, Randomized Controlled Trial
Abhijit Biswas, Anahi Perlas, Ki Jinn Chin, Ahtsham Niazi, Barjind Pandher, Vincent Chan.
Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto.
Multimodal analgesia has a pivotal role in improving functional outcomes and enhancing early rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty. This randomized controlled double-blind study compares functional and analgesic outcomes, following unilateral total knee arthroplasty associated with three different analgesic regimens:
group 1: local infiltration analgesia (LIA);
group 2: LIA plus adductor canal block (ACB)
group 3: LIA plus ACB plus intrathecal morphine (ITM)