The concept of integrating pain management into the surgical process as a single entity is new and exciting. The use of local anaesthetic to block post-operative pain at the site of its generation is here refined into a management program allowing early mobilisation and dramatic pain control in the early post-operative period. This multimodal technique is demonstrated here with application to lower limb arthroplasty and spinal surgery. This is not only a detailed explanation and instruction in the technique and concept, but a historical perspective on its development, and will be of great interest to all orthopaedic surgeons as well as anaesthetists.
Using easy-to-understand terminology, this text covers:
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How It All Started. Physiology and Anatomy. Local Infiltration Analgesia. Safety Issues. Outcomes. Thrombophylaxis and Local Infiltration Analgesia. Infection and Local Infiltration Analgesia. Local Infiltration Analgesia for Lumbar Spine Surgery. Postoperative Care. Implementation - Making It Work. Appendixes.