• Locoregional anesthesia for pain control after microsurgical reconstruction of the lower extremities: Issues should be clarified

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    In a small sample retrospective study including 31 patients who underwent lower limb reconstruction with free flaps, Martineau et al.1 assessed the postoperative analgesic benefits of preoperative single-shot popliteal sciatic nerve block and showed that the PSNB significantly reduced postoperative pain severity and opioid consumption. Given that enhanced recovery after surgery is increasingly used in plastic surgery to optimize patient care and application of a multimodal analgesia scheme including a nerve block to improve postoperative pain control and decrease opioid consumption is...
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