No nerve blocks in joint arthroplasty – a service improvement?

Kerr DR & Kohan L. Local infiltration analgesia: a technique for the control of acute postoperative pain following knee and hip surgery: a case study of 325 patients. Acta orthopaedica 2008;  79: 174-183.

RHH Journal Club. April 18th, 2013. Dr Faizan Ahmad

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Can local infiltration analgesia control of acute postoperative pain following knee and hip surgery?

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To block or not to block, that is the question…

Lewis SC, Warlow CP, Bodenham AR et al. General anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid surgery (GALA): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2008; 372: 2132

RHH Journal Club. May 24th, 2012. Dr Jamie Douglass

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Prediction and prevention of perioperative strokes [carotid surgery] might be easier under local anaesthesia than under general anaesthesia

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