Impact of Local Infiltration Analgesia on the Quality of Recovery After Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Nicole L Tan, Robert Gotmaker, Michael J Barrington
Anesthesia & Analgesia | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) is commonly used in anterior total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery; however, evidence for its efficacy is lacking. We hypothesized that LIA with 0.2% ropivacaine when compared with injection of placebo (0.9% saline) would improve patient quality of recovery on postoperative day (POD) 1, as measured by the Quality of Recovery-15 (QoR-15) score. METHODS: Patients scheduled to have a primary unilateral anterior THA with a single surgeon in a tertiary level metropolitan hospital were randomized to receive LIA with either 2.5 mL/kg of 0.2% ropivacaine or 0.9% saline as placebo. Patients and clinical and study personnel were blinded to group allocation..View full abstract
This trial was funded by grants from the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Epworth Research Institute.