Continuous regional anaesthesia provides effective pain management and reduces opioid requirement following major lower limb amputation.

@article{Ayling2014ContinuousRA,
  title={Continuous regional anaesthesia provides effective pain management and reduces opioid requirement following major lower limb amputation.},
  author={Oliver G.S. Ayling and Janice J Montbriand and Jiao Jiang and Salima Ladak and Lisa L. Love and Naomi R Eisenberg and Joel Katz and Hance Clarke and Graham Roche-Nagle},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={
          559-64
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Postoperative stump pain after major lower limb amputation is a significant impediment to the recovery of amputees. The vast majority of patients require opioid analgesics following surgery, which are associated with opioid-related side-effects. Here, we investigate whether intraoperative placement of a peripheral nerve stump catheter followed by continuous infusion of local anesthetic is as effective at pain control as current analgesic practices. If beneficial, this procedure could… CONTINUE READING
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