Peripheral nerve catheter techniques

Shilpa Munirama, Graeme McLeod

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    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
    Issue number4
    Early online date22 Feb 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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