Background: The purpose of this study was to compare three locoregional techniques of pain management after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Methods: Sixty ASA I-II subjects were enrolled after obtaining written informed consent. Patients were randomly allocated to three groups of 20 subjects. The first group (EPI) received epidural ropivacaine 0.2% plus sufentanil 0.2Î¼gml-1, at 5mlh-1. Patients in the second group (CFB) were given a continuous infusion of the same analgesic mixture through a femoral catheter. The third group (IA) received a continuous intraarticular infusion of ropivacaine 0.2% plus sufentanil 0.2Î¼gml-1, at 5mlh-1. All subjects were allowed PCA boluses of 5ml of local anesthetic. Analgesia was assessed for 36h after the end of surgery by means of a visual analog scale (VAS) and a verbal scale (VS), as well as the number of PCA boluses administered and the amount of supplementary i.v. ketorolac, if given. Results: The VAS and VS scores were significantly higher in group IA during the 24h following surgery. Ketorolac requirement was higher in group IA throughout the postoperative observation. Adverse effects were similar in all groups except for urinary retention, which was significantly more frequent in group EPI. Conclusions: We conclude that either epidural or continuous femoral nerve block provide adequate pain relief in patients who undergo ACLR, whereas intraarticular analgesia seems unable to cope satisfactorily with the analgesic requirements of this surgical procedure. Â© Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 47 (2003).
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Dauri, M., Polzoni, M., Fabbi, E., Sidiropoulou, T., Servetti, S., Coniglione, F., et al. (2003). Comparison of epidural, continuous femoral block and intraarticular analgesia after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, 47(1), 20-25.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1034/j.1399-6576.2003.470104.x|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2003|
|Titolo:||Comparison of epidural, continuous femoral block and intraarticular analgesia after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction|
|Autori interni:||DAURI, MARIO |
|Autori:||Dauri, M; Polzoni, M; Fabbi, E; Sidiropoulou, T; Servetti, S; Coniglione, F; Mariani, P; Sabato, AF|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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