Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in the hospital and at home.

@article{Ilfeld2011ContinuousPN,
  title={Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in the hospital and at home.},
  author={Brian M Ilfeld},
  journal={Anesthesiology clinics},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={193-211}
}
A single-injection peripheral nerve block using long-acting local anesthetic provides analgesia for 12 to 24 hours; however, many surgical procedures result in pain that lasts far longer. One relatively new option is a continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB): local anesthetic is perfused via a perineural catheter directly adjacent to the peripheral nerve(s) supplying the surgical site, providing potent, site-specific analgesia. CPNB results in decreased pain, opioid requirements, opioid… CONTINUE READING