J. M. Gouverneur

Learn More
UNLABELLED In this study, we assessed the influence of three analgesic techniques on postoperative knee rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Forty-five patients scheduled for elective TKA under general anesthesia were randomly divided into three groups. Postoperative analgesia was provided with i.v. patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with(More)
This study assessed the minimum dose of clonidine required to prolong the duration of both anesthesia and analgesia after axillary brachial plexus blockade. Eighty patients scheduled for elective hand surgery were divided into eight groups in a randomized, double-blind fashion. An axillary brachial plexus block was performed with 40 mL 1% mepivacaine plus(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the effects of clonidine added to mepivacaine on the duration of anesthesia and analgesia after axillary brachial plexus block. METHODS Thirty patients scheduled for elective hand surgery were divided into three equal groups in a randomized, double-blinded fashion. An axillary perivascular brachial plexus(More)
UNLABELLED This prospective, randomized, double-blinded study assessed the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) techniques for extended "3-in-1" block after total knee arthroplasty. A total of 45 patients were divided into three groups of 15. Over 48 h, all patients received 0.125% bupivacaine with 1 microg/mL clonidine via a femoral nerve sheath(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the most appropriate postoperative analgesic technique after hip surgery. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 1,338 ASA physical status I, II, and III patients scheduled for elective unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA). INTERVENTIONS During the first 48 postoperative hours,(More)
UNLABELLED In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study, we assessed the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for continuous interscalene analgesia after open shoulder surgery. Sixty patients were divided into three groups of 20. During a 48-h period, they received, via an interscalene catheter, a continuous infusion of 0.125% bupivacaine(More)
Seventy-three popliteal sciatic nerve blocks were performed with the help of a nerve stimulator and teflon-sheathed needles in order to assess the usefulness and the reliability of the method in orthopaedic surgery. After a careful description of the technique, the results and complications are presented: successful blocks = 89%; supplementary local(More)
Our study describes an original technique of continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block (CPSB) (Group A, 60 patients) and compares its analgesic efficacy after foot surgery with intramuscular (IM) opioids (Group B, 15 patients) and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) with morphine (Group C, 45 patients). CPSB was performed using Singelyn's(More)
We assessed the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) techniques for extended femoral nerve sheath block after total hip arthroplasty. Forty-five patients were divided into three groups of 15. Over 48 h, all patients received 0.125% bupivacaine with clonidine 1 microg/mL and sufentanil 0.1 microg/mL via a femoral nerve sheath catheter as a(More)