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Local anaesthetic vs saline infusion for iliac bone graft donor site pain in AIS


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

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 Trial

Global Spine J. 2016 May;6(3):220-8.

Contributing Authors: D Samartzis C Bow JP Cheung P Sham KC Mak WY Cheung YW Wong KD Luk KM Cheung JC Lawmin

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Synopsis

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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