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doi: 10.1097/01.anes.0000444097.07081.9d
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Peripheral nerve blocks and neuraxial anesthesia are suggested to improve postoperative analgesia and recovery after total hip arthroplasty, yet there is a concern that they could also increase the risk of falling in the early period of rehabilitation in the hospital. Two articles in this month’s issue suggest that this concern may be unfounded and clarify how motor weakness can be further decreased when peripheral nerve blocks are used.
* Mariano and Perlas: Adductor Canal Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Perfect Recipe or Just One Ingredient?, p. 530
* Kim et al.: Adductor Canal Block versus Femoral Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial, p. 540
* Memtsoudis et al.: Inpatient Falls after Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Role of Anesthesia Type and Peripheral Nerve Blocks, p. 551

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