American Hip Institute

Intraoperative Infiltration of Liposomal Bupivacaine vs Bupivacaine Hydrochloride for Pain Management in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial.


Pain management after total hip arthroplasty is well studied. Nevertheless, there is no consensus regarding the "cocktail" to use in periarticular infiltration (PAI). Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is a slow release local anesthetic that can be infiltrated during surgery. In this study, we compared LB to bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCL).

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