Local anaesthetic vs saline infusion for iliac bone graft donor site pain in AIS
Efficacy of Postoperative Pain Management Using Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion at the Iliac Crest Bone Graft Site in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Parallel, Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Pilot TrialGlobal Spine J. 2016 May;6(3):220-8.
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12 adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis were included in this pilot study and randomized to receive either continuous infusion of anesthetic (0.25% levobupivacaine) or saline at the iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) donor site for the purpose of assessing effect on postoperative donor site pain, overall pain, potential donor site complication, and adverse effects throughout a five-day post-surgery pe...
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