Patient-controlled lidocaine analgesia for acromioplasty surgery.

  title={Patient-controlled lidocaine analgesia for acromioplasty surgery.},
  author={William J Mallon and Carlton W Thomas},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={9 2},
Twenty-four consecutive patients undergoing shoulder acromioplasty were given postoperative analgesia with a new method in which a patient-controlled continuous infusion of lidocaine infiltrated the subacromial space. Seventeen of the acromioplasties were done with arthroscopy, whereas 7 were performed with an open procedure. A 2% solution of lidocaine without epinephrine was used for both a continuous dose of 2 cc/h and patient-controlled interval doses of 1 cc administered at 15-minute… CONTINUE READING