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Pre-emptive levobupivacaine infiltration superior than at-closure in lumbar laminectomy

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April 2013

Pre-emptive levobupivacaine infiltration superior than at-closure in lumbar laminectomy

Vol: 2| Issue: 3| Number:56| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Pre-emptive infiltration of levobupivacaine is superior to at-closure administration in lumbar laminectomy patients

Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1237-41. Epub 2008 Apr 19.

Contributing Authors:
Alp Gurbet Ahmet Beka Hulya Bilgin Gulsen Korfali Selcuk Yilmazlar Mehmet Tercan

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Synopsis

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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