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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000368958.11129.30
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Chondrolysis After Continuous Infusion Of Local Anesthetics

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, APRN, BC

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Abstract

* A possible association between continuous postoperative intraarticular infusion of local anesthetics and chondrolysis has been reported.

* The infusions were administered with elastomeric infusion devices in patients who had undergone orthopedic (mostly shoulder) surgery.

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