Epidural ropivacaine vs. IV PCA for postoperative pain after lumbar interbody fusion
A prospective randomized comparative study of postoperative pain control using an epidural catheter in patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusionEur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1601-7.
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94 patients undergoing lumbar interbody fusion for spinal stenosis were randomized to receive postoperative pain control via either a conventional intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump or a continuous epidural catheter administration of 0.2% ropivacaine. The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of a continuous epidural reduced postoperative pain, use of opioids, the leng...
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