Epidural morphine for pain relief after lumbar laminectomy.

A prospective randomized trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of epidural morphine for pain relief after lumbar laminectomy. Thirty-three male patients were studied in two groups. At the end of surgery, Group 1 patients (15) received 2 mg morphine in 5 ml saline through an epidural catheter. Doses were repeated on demand. Group 2 patients (18… CONTINUE READING