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In a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial, 48 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty with placement of an intracapsular catheter will be randomized to receive bolus injection of ropivacaine in high volume/low concentration (20 ml, 5 mg/mL) or low volume/high concentration (10 mL, 10 mg/mL) 6 and 24 hours postoperatively, and pain will be assessed at rest and with mobilization for 2 hours after injections.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
20 mL ropivacaine 5 mg/mL, 10 mL ropivacaine 10 mg/mL
Lundbeck Centre for fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:03-0400
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