➢ Peripheral nerve blocks are an often-utilized and efficacious method of analgesia for orthopaedic surgery about the knee.
➢ Benefits include decreased pain and narcotic use, increased participation in postoperative physical therapy, and decreased length of hospital stay.
➢ Adductor canal blocks have the advantage of preserving quadriceps function for early postoperative range of motion and walking.
➢ The risk of serious complications resulting from a peripheral nerve block is relatively low, ranging from 0% to 3%.
Investigation performed at the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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