Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

SUMMARY Objective. To conduct the first-ever meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that scrutinized the analgesic efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine (LB, intervention) versus nonliposomal local anesthetic agents (NLAAs, control) during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). Methods. Five databases were screened from inception until 09-April-2022. Subgroup analyses according to the postoperative day (POD, POD 0-7) were conducted. The data were … Continued