Anesthetic and analgesic combination can alter the outcomes of outpatient knee arthroplasty

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Anesthetic and analgesic combination can alter the outcomes of outpatient knee arthroplasty

Latest findings have shown that improved techniques and innovation had come up with effective and efficient strategies leading to smoother and fast postoperative course. Using peripheral nerve blocks in combination with other systemic analgesics are found to lower the post-operative pain compared to older techniques. Particularly the adductor canal and IPACK blocks were increasingly getting popular due to their analgesic efficacy and muscle sparing characteristics.

Gonarthrosis is osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, characterized by degeneration of joint followed by progressive degradation of articular cartilage and subchondral bone due to constant wear, additional stress, and overload. Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) is the surgical treatment for knee arthritis, where the damaged knee is removed and reconstructed with an artificial knee implant to restore the mobility. Traditionally it had been associated with significant postoperative pain that could delay the recovery and prolong hospital stay.

Financial pressures and priority to satisfy patients and to maintain their comfort, many institutions were implementing outpatient, and shorter hospital stay for patients undergoing this procedure. An effective perioperative anesthetic plan is an essential quality of a successful outpatient joint replacement program.

Source:

Current Pain and Headache Reports

Link to the source:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11916-017-0623-y

The original title of the article:

Anesthetic and Analgesic Management for Outpatient Knee Arthroplasty

Authors:

Chris Cullom, Jonathan T. Weed

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Anesthetic, Analgesic, Outpatient Knee Arthroplasty
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