Pre-emptive levobupivacaine infiltration superior than at-closure in lumbar laminectomy
Pre-emptive infiltration of levobupivacaine is superior to at-closure administration in lumbar laminectomy patientsEur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1237-41. Epub 2008 Apr 19.
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100 patients scheduled to undergo lumbar discectomy were randomized to have the musculus multifidi near the operated level infiltrated with levobupivacaine or a combination of levobupivacaine with steroid (methyprednisolone) at 2 different timings either before surgical incision or before wound closure. All local anaesthetic injection regimens demonstrated significantly better clinical outcomes th...
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