Ultrasound Guided Femoral Nerve Block Catheter Analgesia Compared With Epidural Analgesia for Patients With Knee OA (Osteoarthritis) Who Underwent Unilateral Total Knee Replacement
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01586429
Verified February 2011 by Dr. Tariq Alzahrani, King Saud University. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Post-operative pain following total knee replacement can be disabling and sometimes lead to the need for prolonged hospital stay. Therefore development of improved post-operative modalities for total knee replacement surgery pain control is important. High-resolution ultrasound (US) allows accurate visualization of nerves and surrounding structures and can lead to higher success rates of nerve block. The investigators aim at comparing the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided nerve block catheter compared with epidural analgesia for patients with knee OA who underwent unilateral total knee replacement.
Condition or disease
Other: Ultrasound guided femoral nerve block catheter analgesia compared with epidural analgesia for patients with knee OA (osteoarthritis)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
30 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
for patients with knee OA (osteoarthritis) who underwent unilateral total knee replacement.
Male / female, Bilateral or unilateral knee OA (Osteoarthritis), and ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologist classification) 1 and 2.
Bilateral total knee replacement, Revision total knee replacement, previous knee surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Avascular necrosis (AVN) knee, Post traumatic or post infectious OA, ASA3 and 4.