Continuous Infusion Nerve Block Provided Better Pain Control Than a Single Bolus After Major Ankle or Hindfoot Surgery

Coughlin, Michael J.
August 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;8/17/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 16, p1544
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses a study which examined whether continuous infusion nerve block or single bolus peroneal and tibial nerve block provided better postoperative pain relief in patients having ankle or hindfoot surgery. Findings revealed that continuous infusion of bupivacaine through a pain pump is a much better postoperative pain relief than normal saline solution. The design, setting and main results of the study are discussed.


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