Intermittent injection of bupivacaine into the margin or the cavity after reduction mammaplasty.

@article{Holmgren2005IntermittentIO,
  title={Intermittent injection of bupivacaine into the margin or the cavity after reduction mammaplasty.},
  author={Rafael T Holmgren and Erkki Tarpila},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={218-21}
}
Twenty-seven operated women had postoperative intermittent injections of bupivacaine or saline for 24 hours after reduction mammaplasty. The injections were given five-hourly either subcutaneously along the submammary incision or deep into the wound. The patients were randomised into three groups of nine each: 5 ml bupivacaine 0.25% into the margin; 5 ml bupivacaine 0.25% into the cavity; and 5 ml physiological saline into the cavity. Postoperatively all patients received oral paracetamol and… CONTINUE READING