A chitosan thermogel for delivery of ropivacaine in regional musculoskeletal anesthesia.

@article{Foley2013ACT,
  title={A chitosan thermogel for delivery of ropivacaine in regional musculoskeletal anesthesia.},
  author={Patricia L. Foley and Bret D Ulery and Ho Man Kan and Martin V Burks and Zhanwu Cui and Qian Wu and Lakshmi S. Nair and Cato Laurencin},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={2539-46}
}
Postoperative pain within the first days following musculoskeletal surgeries is a significant problem for which appropriate management correlates to positive clinical outcomes. While a variety of pain management modalities are currently used for postoperative pain, an optimal strategy has yet to be identified. Utilizing local anesthetics to convey analgesia through neural blockade represents a promising approach to alleviate postoperative pain. Unfortunately, local anesthetics are often… CONTINUE READING