Efficacy of continuous local anesthetic infusion for postoperative pain after radical retropubic prostatectomy.

@article{Wu2005EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of continuous local anesthetic infusion for postoperative pain after radical retropubic prostatectomy.},
  author={Christopher L. Wu and Alan W. Partin and Andrew J. Rowlingson and Murray A Kalish and Patrick Walsh and Lee A. Fleisher},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={366-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a subfascial continuous infusion of local anesthetic in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy would result in a reduction in postoperative opioid requirements and an improvement in pain scores. METHODS This was a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial in patients undergoing elective radical retropubic prostatectomy. A small catheter was placed subfascially at the end of surgery and attached to an elastomeric pump that… CONTINUE READING

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