Improving postoperative analgesia after axillary brachial plexus anesthesia with 0.75% ropivacaine. A double-blind evaluation of adding clonidine.

BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to evaluate the effects of adding 1 microg/kg clonidine to 20 ml of ropivacaine 0.75% for axillary brachial plexus anesthesia. METHODS With Ethical Committee approval and written consent, 30 ASA physical status I-II in-patients, undergoing upper extremity orthopedic procedures were… CONTINUE READING