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Fall Risk Associated with Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks Following Knee and Hip Arthroplasty.

  • Author(s): Finn, Daphna M
  • Agarwal, Rishi R
  • Ilfeld, Brian M
  • Madison, Sarah J
  • Ball, Scott T
  • Ferguson, Eliza J
  • Morgan, Anya C
  • Morris, Beverly A
  • et al.
Abstract

Combined scientific advances in pharmaceutical agents, perineural blocks, and pump delivery capabilities such as those used with continuous peripheral nerve blocks have demonstrated advantages in pain management for patients undergoing joint arthroplasty. This report documents the incidence of falls increased after the implementation of a continuous peripheral nerve block program for patients undergoing knee and hip arthroplasty in an academic medical center.

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