Peripheral nerve blocks in children and adolescents with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type

Tricia Vecchione, David Waisel, Karen Boretsky

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Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (EDSHT) is a hereditary connective tissue disease characterized by joint hypermobility and is associated with joint dislocations and chronic pain often improved by surgery.1 Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) in EDS-HT are reported to have potentially decreased response to local anesthetic (LA). Literature evaluating efficacy of PNBs in EDS-HT is sparse, especially in children.2-5 The dental literature indicates a significantly higher percentage of patients with EDS having inadequate analgesia with LA infiltration compared with patients without EDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalRegional anesthesia and pain medicine
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

Keywords

  • analgesia
  • anesthesia
  • local
  • nerve block
  • pain
  • postoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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