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17 March 2021: Clinical Research

Perineural Dexmedetomidine Reduces the Median Effective Concentration of Ropivacaine for Adductor Canal Block

Chunguang Wang 1ABCDEF* , Zhiqiang Zhang 2AEF* , Wenhai Ma 3BCE , Rui Liu 1BC , Qinghui Li 1BC , Yanjun Li 3B

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.929857

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e929857

Table 2 Quadriceps strength evaluation*.

GroupQuadriceps strength
30 min after ACBIn PACU
R5 (5-5)5 (5-5)
RD5 (5-5)5 (5-5)
ACB – adductor canal block; PACU – Postanesthesia Care Unit; R – ropivacaine only; RD – ropivacaine plus dexmedetomidine.
* Data are expressed as median (interquartile range).

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750