Bupivacaine for pain reduction after iliac crest bone graft harvest.


Iliac crest bone graft remains the gold standard in achieving spinal arthrodesis, but chronic pain from graft harvest occurs in up to 39% of patients. Studies have shown that a single administration of local anesthetic reduces short-term pain, but they have not adequately investigated possible longer-term benefits. The goal of this study was to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20140430-52


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