Local infiltration analgesia: a technique for the control of acute postoperative pain following knee and hip surgery: a case study of 325 patients.

@article{Kerr2008LocalIA,
  title={Local infiltration analgesia: a technique for the control of acute postoperative pain following knee and hip surgery: a case study of 325 patients.},
  author={Dennis R Kerr and Lawrence Kohan},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={174-83}
}
BACKGROUND We have developed a multimodal technique for the control of pain following knee and hip surgery, called "local infiltration analgesia" (LIA). It is based on systematic infiltration of a mixture of ropiva-caine, ketorolac, and adrenaline into the tissues around the surgical field to achieve satisfactory pain control with little physiological disturbance. The technique allows virtually immediate mobilization and earlier discharge from hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this open… CONTINUE READING
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