Postoperative analgesia for arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: a comparison between subacromial and interscalene levobupivacaine.

@article{Koltka2011PostoperativeAF,
  title={Postoperative analgesia for arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: a comparison between subacromial and interscalene levobupivacaine.},
  author={Kemalettin Koltka and Behiye Doğruel and Mert Şent{\"u}rk and Ata Can Atalar and S{\"u}leyman K{\"u}ç{\"u}kay and Kamil Pembeci},
  journal={Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={7-12}
}
OBJECTIVES Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery can result in severe postoperative pain. We compared a continuous subacromial infusion to a continuous interscalene block with levobupivacaine for patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. METHODS Sixty patients were randomized to two groups: 1) interscalene block with 0.5% levobupivacaine (30 mL) followed by a postoperative subacromial infusion: 0.125% levobupivacaine 5 mL/h basal infusion, 5 mL bolus dose and a 20 min lockout time or… CONTINUE READING
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