Opioid-free analgesia following total knee arthroplasty–a multimodal approach using continuous lumbar plexus (psoas compartment) block, acetaminophen, and ketorolac.

By London Spine

Opioid-free analgesia following total knee arthroplasty–a multimodal approach using continuous lumbar plexus (psoas compartment) block, acetaminophen, and ketorolac.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2002 Jan-Feb;27(1):105-8

Authors: Horlocker TT, Hebl JR, Kinney MA, Cabanela ME

Traditionally, postoperative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been provided by neuraxial or peripheral regional techniques with supplemental administration of opioids. We report an alternative method of postoperative pain management for patients undergoing TKA in whom the use of systemic or neuraxial opioids may result in significant side effects.

PMID: 11799514 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]