Effect of local anaesthetic infiltration on postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: randomized clinical trial.
Suragul W, Tantawanit A, Rungsakulkji N, Muangkaew P, Tangtawee P, Mingphrudhi S et al.
BJS Open 2022; 6: zrac066.
The analysis included 150 patients in three groups. Pain scores were similar 2h after surgery. Opiate use in the first 24h was lower in patients who had a rectus sheath block compared to subcutaneous, or no infiltration (P=.043).
Comment: Small study but intramuscular infiltration seems important.
18 October 2022Read paper
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