Philipp Ruland

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BACKGROUND In this study, we investigated the impact of a continuous wound infusion with ropivacaine 0.3% on pain and morphine consumption after minimally invasive hip arthroplasty. METHODS Seventy-six consecutive patients scheduled for elective minimally invasive hip replacement using spinal anesthesia were prospectively included in this double-blind(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of the muscular response elicited by neurostimulation on the success rate of interscalene block using a catheter (ISC) is unknown. In this investigation, we compared the success rate of ISC placement as indicated by biceps or deltoid, triceps, or both twitches. METHODS Three hundred (ASA I-II) patients presenting for elective(More)
To the Editor: I read with interest the study by Dolan et al. They report an increase of sensory loss in the medial aspect of the thigh after a fascia iliaca block using ultrasonography. These results are interesting but suffer from limitations. Their technique using a block needle is not the same as that described by Capdevila et al, who used a Tuohy(More)
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