ACE Report #3580
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Continuous interscalene infusion of levobupivacaine effective for shoulder surgery

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Continuous interscalene infusion and single injection using levobupivacaine for analgesia after surgery of the shoulder

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Sep;88(9):1173-7.

Contributing Authors: J Kean C A Wigderowitz D M Coventry

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16 patients undergoing open shoulder surgery were randomized to receive either a continuous-infusion brachial plexus block with levobupivacaine or a standard single injection for the management of post-operative pain. Pain scores, consumption of morphine, and motor and sensory block were measured throughout the course of the study. At the end of the 24 hour study period, it was discovered that the...

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