Patient-controlled interscalene analgesia after shoulder surgery: catheter insertion by the posterior approach.

@article{Sandefo2005PatientcontrolledIA,
  title={Patient-controlled interscalene analgesia after shoulder surgery: catheter insertion by the posterior approach.},
  author={Ignace Sandefo and J M Bernard and Van Elstraete and Thierry Lebrun and Bruno Polin and François Alla and Claude Poey and Luc Savorit},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={
          1496-8, table of contents
        }
}
Insertion and maintenance of an interscalene catheter is technically challenging using lateral or anterior approaches. We report a technique to provide continuous brachial plexus blockade through a 48-h infusion of ropivacaine 0.1% (5 mL/h with a 5 mL bolus dose, 20-min lockout interval) using a catheter inserted with cannula-over-needle technique on the posterior side of the neck in 120 patients undergoing shoulder surgery. All catheters were successfully placed. There were no technical… CONTINUE READING

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