Adjunct continuous intravenous ketamine infusion for postoperative pain relief following posterior spinal instrumentation for correction of scoliosis: a case report.

@article{Tsui2007AdjunctCI,
  title={Adjunct continuous intravenous ketamine infusion for postoperative pain relief following posterior spinal instrumentation for correction of scoliosis: a case report.},
  author={Ban Chi-ho Tsui and Alese Wagner and James Alan Mahood and Marc Moreau},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          383-6
        }
}
Providing effective analgesia is challenging for correction of idiopathic scoliosis, as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and epidural anesthesia are controversial and large-dose opioids can cause significant side effects. Perioperative adjuvant low-dose ketamine has been shown to provide good supplementary analgesia as well as to potentially spare opioid consumption. Ketamine may also improve early ease of mobility without addition of any noticeable adverse effects. This case describes the… CONTINUE READING

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