Peripheral nerve catheter techniques

Shilpa Munirama, Graeme McLeod

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    Peripheral nerve catheter techniques provide pain relief on movement for upper and lower limb arthroplasty and limb amputation and improve limb blood flow. Perineural infusion of local anaesthetic minimizes perioperative opioid consumption and, in doing so, reduces opioid-related side effects. Good pain relief accelerates rehabilitation and has the potential to reduce hospital length of stay. However, few studies have investigated the effect of perineural infusion on long-term functional outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-195
    Number of pages2
    JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    Early online date22 Feb 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

      Fingerprint

    Keywords

    • Arthroplasty
    • catheter
    • levobupivacaine
    • outcome
    • perineural
    • pharmacodynamics
    • ropivacaine

    Cite this