Continuous at-home postoperative analgesia using a catheter in the case of hand surgery: preliminary study about 40 cases.

@article{Pourtals2010ContinuousAP,
  title={Continuous at-home postoperative analgesia using a catheter in the case of hand surgery: preliminary study about 40 cases.},
  author={M-C Pourtal{\'e}s and H Kuntzmann and Fabrice Bertrand and Thierry Pottecher and St{\'e}phanie Gouzou and Philippe Liverneaux},
  journal={Chirurgie de la main},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={82-7}
}
In hand surgery, ever since continuous at-home postoperative analgesia (CPA) was implemented, procedures which cause pain for more than 24h can now be performed in ambulatory surgery. The aim of our work was to study the feasibility of CPA. Our series comprised 40 patients with a mean age of 50 years. Twenty-four patients had an ASA score of 1 and 16 patients had an ASA score of 2. Indications were osteoarthritis and rheumatoid diseases. Three steps were involved: preoperative (patient… CONTINUE READING

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