Multiple simultaneous perineural infusions for postoperative analgesia in adolescents in an outpatient setting

A. Ganesh, G. Cucchiaro

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Abstract

We report a case series of five adolescents who were managed with dual simultaneous perineural infusions after orthopaedic surgery on an outpatient basis. Adolescents undergoing orthopaedic procedures involving more than one extremity or nerve distribution can be managed after operation with multiple catheters. Use of low concentrations of local anaesthetic infusions along with good patient and family education and close follow-up by a dedicated paediatric pain management team can make this feasible in an outpatient setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-689
Number of pages3
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Analgesia, postoperative
  • Analgesic techniques, regional
  • Paediatric
  • Pain
  • Surgery, orthopaedic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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