The analgesic efficacy of pre-operative bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks in patients having ventral hernia repair.

@article{Chin2017TheAE,
  title={The analgesic efficacy of pre-operative bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks in patients having ventral hernia repair.},
  author={Ki Jinn Chin and Sanjib Das Adhikary and Nabeel I Sarwani and Mauricio Forero},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2017},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={452-460}
}
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is an operation associated with significant postoperative pain, and regional anaesthetic techniques are of potential benefit. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block performed at the level of the T5 transverse process has recently been described for thoracic surgery, and we hypothesised that performing the ESP block at a lower vertebral level would provide effective abdominal analgesia. We performed pre-operative bilateral ESP blocks with 20-30 ml ropivacaine 0.5… CONTINUE READING