Anesth Pain Med.  2019 Jul;14(3):249-254. 10.17085/apm.2019.14.3.249.

Nerve blocks for optimal postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yschoi@yuhs.ac

Abstract

The use of ideal pain management modalities after total knee arthroplasty facilitates enhanced recovery by promoting early ambulation and controlling postoperative pain. To achieve these goals, multimodal analgesia, including motor-sparing peripheral nerve blocks, appears to be promising in older adults undergoing total knee arthroplasty. This review describes optimal nerve blocks, as a part of multimodal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty, and the scientific basis of each technique.

Keyword

Nerve blocks; Pain management; Total knee arthroplasty

MeSH Terms

Adult
Analgesia*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
Early Ambulation
Humans
Nerve Block*
Pain Management
Pain, Postoperative
Peripheral Nerves
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