Minimally invasive retrieval of knotted nonstimulating peripheral nerve catheters.

@article{Burgher2007MinimallyIR,
  title={Minimally invasive retrieval of knotted nonstimulating peripheral nerve catheters.},
  author={Abram H. Burgher and James R. Hebl},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          162-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Continuous peripheral nerve blockade is rapidly becoming the technique of choice for the management of postoperative orthopedic pain. However, the insertion of perineural catheters may be associated with complications, including catheter kinking and knotting. A knotted catheter may be difficult or impossible to remove at the patient bedside, requiring surgical excision under general anesthesia. We describe a previously unreported minimally invasive technique of retrieving knotted… CONTINUE READING
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