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Ropivacaine Epidural Injection Effective in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Spinal Arthrodesis

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

Early Postoperative Analgesic Effects of a Single Epidural Injection of Ropivacaine Administered Preoperatively in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Spinal Arthrodesis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 6;95(5):393-399

Contributing Authors: H Kang HJ Jung JS Lee JJ Yang HY Shin KS Song

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60 patients undergoing planned one-level posterior lumbar interbody arthrodesis were randomized to study the analgesic effectiveness of a single epidural injection of ropivacaine. Patients received either a 10-mL epidural injection of 0.1% ropivacaine 20 minutes before the skin incision or a control epidural injection of 10 mL of 0.9% saline solution. Outcomes were assessed of the first 48 hours ...

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