A pilot study of the rectus sheath block for pain control after umbilical hernia repair.

@article{Isaac2006APS,
  title={A pilot study of the rectus sheath block for pain control after umbilical hernia repair.},
  author={Lisa A Isaac and Judith McEwen and Jason A. Hayes and Mark W. Crawford},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={406-9}
}
BACKGROUND Umbilical hernia repair, a common day surgery procedure in children, is associated with significant postoperative discomfort. The rectus sheath block may offer improved pain management following umbilical hernia repair. In this pilot study, we compared the efficacy of the rectus sheath block with that of our current standard practice--local anesthetic infiltration into the surgical wound--for pain control after umbilical hernia repair in children. METHODS Fourteen children, aged 1… CONTINUE READING

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