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Spinal Anesthesia Versus Combined Sciatic-femoral Nerve Block for Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02384915
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gianluca Cappelleri, ASST Gaetano Pini-CTO

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to compare the time of home discharge in day-case patients receiving either a spinal anesthesia or a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block for knee arthroscopy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Knee Arthritis Drug: prilocaine Drug: mepivacaine Procedure: Sciatic-femoral Nerve Block Procedure: Spinal anesthesia Device: Sonoplex, Pajunk Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Two groups: the first receive a spinal anesthesia injecting 2% hyperbaric prilocaine 40 mg with the patients in lateral decubitus and the surgical limb declive, the second a combined ultrasound-guided sciatic-femoral nerve block injecting 25 ml of 2% mepivacaine solution.

Onset time, performance time, duration of the block, time of voiding, as well as the time of home discharge will be evaluated.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Spinale Unilaterale o Blocco Nervoso Periferico Per le Artroscopie di Ginocchio in Day Surgery. Confronto Prospettico Randomizzato
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Spinal anesthesia
Intrathecal injection of 2 ml (40 mg) of 2% hyperbaric prilocaine at L3-L4 interspaces through a 100mm Sprotte 25 G spinal needle (Pencan, b-brawn, Germay) in lateral decubitus position, (with limb to operate declive).
Drug: prilocaine
Other Name: prilotekal

Procedure: Spinal anesthesia
intrathecal injection of 40 mg hyperbaric prilocaine

Active Comparator: peripheral nerve block
Ultrasound-guided sciatic-femoral nerve block injecting 25 ml of a 2% mepivacaine solution,15 ml on femoral nerve and 10 ml on sciatic nerve through a 80 mm 22g eco-reflex needle (Sonoplex, Pajunk, Germany)
Drug: mepivacaine
Other Name: carbocaine

Procedure: Sciatic-femoral Nerve Block
ultrasound-guided 25 ml 2% mepivacaine injection on both femoral and sciatic nerve

Device: Sonoplex, Pajunk

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to home discharge [ Time Frame: 12 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • outpatients knee arthroscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diabetes
  • allergy to local anesthetic
  • patient refusal
  • chronic opiods assumption

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02384915

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Istituto Ortopedico G. Pini
Milan, Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
ASST Gaetano Pini-CTO
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Responsible Party: Gianluca Cappelleri, Medical Doctor, ASST Gaetano Pini-CTO Identifier: NCT02384915    
Other Study ID Numbers: IOGPGC07
First Posted: March 10, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Local
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents