Perioperative rofecoxib plus local anesthetic field block diminishes pain and recovery time after outpatient inguinal hernia repair.

@article{Pavlin2005PerioperativeRP,
  title={Perioperative rofecoxib plus local anesthetic field block diminishes pain and recovery time after outpatient inguinal hernia repair.},
  author={Dorothy J Pavlin and Edward G Pavlin and Karen D. Horvath and Laurie B Amundsen and David R. Flum and Kristine Roesen},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={83-9, table of contents}
}
In this study, we compared pain scores after inguinal herniorrhaphy in patients treated by preincisional local anesthetic field block (PL), or PL combined with perioperative rofecoxib, with controls who received standard care. Seventy-five patients having herniorrhaphy under general anesthesia were randomly assigned to receive a placebo pill preoperatively, and for 5 days postoperatively (CONT); preoperative bupivacaine field block and perioperative placebo (PL); preoperative field block plus… CONTINUE READING