Intrathecal Morphine and Oral Analgesics Provide Safe and Effective Pain Control After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

@article{Li2018IntrathecalMA,
  title={Intrathecal Morphine and Oral Analgesics Provide Safe and Effective Pain Control After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.},
  author={Ying Li and Rebecca A Hong and Christopher B. Robbins and Kathleen M Gibbons and Ashlee E. Holman and Michelle S. Caird and Frances A. Farley and Matthew D. Abbott and Michelle C Burke},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2018},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={E98-E104}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to demonstrate that intrathecal morphine (ITM) and oral analgesics provide effective pain control after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and this protocol has a low complication rate so patients can be admitted to a general care floor. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies have shown that ITM combined with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia or epidural… CONTINUE READING