The efficacy of ketorolac as an adjunct to the Bier block for controlling postoperative pain following nontraumatic hand and wrist surgery.

@article{Rivera2008TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of ketorolac as an adjunct to the Bier block for controlling postoperative pain following nontraumatic hand and wrist surgery.},
  author={Jesse J Rivera and Dante J Villecco and Bryan K Dehner and Joseph Francis Burkard and Lisa A. Osborne and Joseph E Pellegrini},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={341-5}
}
Research indicates that using a combination of ketorolac and lidocaine in the administration of a Bier block results in significant postoperative analgesia and decreased inflammation; however, the optimal dose of ketorolac to coadminister with the local anesthetic has not been established. This study was performed to determine if a 20-mg dose of ketorolac is effective in providing prolonged postoperative analgesia without adverse effects. A total of 55 patients (29 lidocaine-ketorolac, 26… CONTINUE READING

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