The Comparison of Intrathecal Ropivacaine with Bupivacaine for Knee Arthroscopy: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3402795The comparison of intrathecal ropivacaine with bupivacaine for knee arthroscopy remains controversial. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy of intrathecal ropivacaine versus bupivacaine for knee arthroscopy. We search PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases through August 2019 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of intrathecal ropivacaine versus bupivacaine for knee arthroscopy. This meta-analysis is performed using the random effects model. Five RCTs are included in the meta-analysis. Overall, compared with intrathecal bupivacaine for knee arthroscopy, intrathecal ropivacaine is associated with increased onset time of motor block (mean difference [MD] = 2.05, 95% CI: 1.43–2.67, p 
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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