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Joint surgery analgesia

Katherine H Dobie, Yaping Shi, Matthew S Shotwell, Warren S Sandberg
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Regional anesthesia and analgesia for shoulder surgery is most commonly performed via interscalene nerve block. We developed an ultrasound-guided technique that specifically targets the C5 nerve root proximal to the traditional interscalene block and assessed its efficacy for shoulder analgesia. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Surgery Center. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy at an ambulatory surgery center...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Barry Rose, Kumar Kunasingam, Tristan Barton, James Walsh, Karen Fogarty, Andrew Wines
: Local anesthetic use for wound infusions, single injection, and continuous nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia is well established. No study has investigated the effect of a continuous block of the saphenous and superficial peroneal nerves at the level of the ankle joint following first ray surgery. A double blind randomized controlled trial was designed. One hundred patients with hallux valgus and rigidus requiring surgical correction were recruited and randomized to receive a postoperative continuous infusion at the ankle of normal saline or ropivacaine for 24 hours...
September 9, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Adam Daniel Gerrard, Ben Brooks, Peter Asaad, Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after major knee surgery can be severe. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of epidural analgesia and peripheral nerve blockade (PNB) in patients undergoing total knee joint replacement (TKR). Moreover, we aimed to compare outcomes of adductor canal block (ACB) with those of femoral nerve block (FNB) after TKR. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of electronic information sources, including MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)...
September 3, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Samuel Michael Galvagno, Charles E Smith, Albert J Varon, Erik A Hasenboehler, Shahnaz Sultan, Gregory Shaefer, Kathleen B To, Adam D Fox, Darrell E R Alley, Michael Ditillo, Bellal A Joseph, Bryce R H Robinson, Elliot R Haut
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic trauma is the second most prevalent nonintentional injury in the United States and is associated with significant morbidity. Analgesia for blunt thoracic trauma was first addressed by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) with a practice management guideline published in 2005. Since that time, it was hypothesized that there have been advances in the analgesic management for blunt thoracic trauma. As a result, updated guidelines for this topic using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) framework recently adopted by EAST are presented...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Rovnat Babazade, Thilak Sreenivasalu, Pankaj Jain, Matthew T Hutcherson, Amanda J Naylor, Jing You, Hesham Elsharkawy, Ali Sakr Esa Wael, Alparslan Turan
PURPOSE: Sciatic nerve block (SNB) is commonly performed in combination with femoral nerve block (FNB) for postoperative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Despite the fact that 10-20 % of TKA patients require SNB for postoperative posterior knee pain, there are no existing studies that suggest a model to predict the need for SNB. The aim of our study was to develop a prediction tool to measure the likelihood of patients undergoing TKA surgery requiring a postoperative SNB...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Arissara Iamaroon, Suwitcha Tamrongchote, Busara Sirivanasandha, Pathom Halilamien, Pisit Lertwanich, Sudkanoung Surachetpong, Paweenus Rungwattanakit
BACKGROUND: Adequate analgesia and early rehabilitation is necessary for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (A CLR) surgery. OBJECTIVE: To compare analgesia and quadriceps strength after femoral nerve block (FNB) with intra-articular infiltration (IA) using 0.25% bupivacaine for ACLR with patella tendon graft. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Forty patients were randomized to receive FNB under ultrasound guidance with 20 mL of bupivacaine or IA with 15 mL of bupivacaine into the knee joint and 5 mL infiltrated along the incision sites including portal sites at the end of surgery...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Maroun Badwi Ghabach, Jamil Marwan Elmawieh, May Semaan Matta, May Rady Helou
BACKGROUND: Inadequate pain management of post-operative pain of patients undergoing hip surgery can result in morbidity and mortality complications. Anatomically, pain resulted from the incision site innervation (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) and the hip joint innervation mainly the femoral nerve. Adding femoral nerve blockade to the multimodal regimen for postoperative pain control after hip surgery has been described. METHODS: all 31 patients included in the study received preoperatively combined FN and LFCN block with Normal Saline 0, 9% (group I) or bupivacaine 0...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Timothy P LaBranche, Alison M Bendele, Brian C Omura, Kathryn E Gropp, Susan I Hurst, Cedo M Bagi, Thomas R Cummings, Lonnie E Grantham, David L Shelton, Mark A Zorbas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the effects of nerve growth factor (NGF) inhibition with tanezumab on rats with medial meniscal tear (MMT) effectively model rapidly progressive osteoarthritis (RPOA) observed in clinical trials. METHODS: Male Lewis rats underwent MMT surgery and were treated weekly with tanezumab (0.1, 1 or 10 mg/kg), isotype control or vehicle for 7, 14 or 28 days. Gait deficiency was measured to assess weight-bearing on the operated limb...
July 5, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Ross C Puffer, Kevin Tou, Rose E Winkel, Mohamad Bydon, Bradford Currier, Brett A Freedman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Postsurgical pain control is important in spine surgery as it can lead to earlier mobilization, decreased length of stay, decreased side effects from narcotic medications, and improved patient satisfaction. Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is an injectable formulation of bupivacaine, providing prolonged local anesthesia, up to 72 hours postinjection. Although, LB has been used with increasing frequency following other musculoskeletal procedures, specifically total joint replacements, its pre-emptive analgesic effect following lumbar microdiskectomy has hitherto not been reported...
June 24, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
J Kunjur, R Niziol, N S Matthews
Since publication of the UK guidelines on total replacement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in 2008 by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), pain scores, mouth opening, and diet have been used as markers of success. We have looked at quality of life (QoL) as another. We analysed the data from a single surgeon on patients who had had joints replaced and devised a questionnaire to find out about the subjective, functional, psychological, and social aspects of TMJ disease. A total of 18 patients who had the same operation were included (mean (range) age 50 (33 - 73) years, mean (range) follow up 30 (18 - 48) months)...
September 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Bertrand W Parcells, Dean Giacobbe, David Macknet, Amy Smith, Mark Schottenfeld, David A Harwood, Stephen Kayiaros
For decades, the average hospital stay following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) has been getting shorter. The historical standard was several weeks of hospitalization, yet improvements in perioperative care have reduced the average length of stay to a few days. Medicare recognizes a 3-day inpatient stay as the standard of care following hip or knee replacement. Yet continued advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques, short-acting general anesthetics, long-acting local anesthetics, and blood loss management have further improved the safety and recovery for TJA procedures...
July 1, 2016: Orthopedics
Sabry Ayad, Rovnat Babazade, Hesham Elsharkawy, Vinayak Nadar, Chetan Lokhande, Natalya Makarova, Rashi Khanna, Daniel I Sessler, Alparslan Turan
Epidural analgesia is considered the standard of care but cannot be provided to all patients Liposomal bupivacaine has been approved for field blocks such as transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks but has not been clinically compared against other modalities. In this retrospective propensity matched cohort study we thus tested the primary hypothesis that TAP infiltration are noninferior (not worse) to continuous epidural analgesia and superior (better) to intravenous opioid analgesia in patients recovering from major lower abdominal surgery...
2016: PloS One
Monakshi Sawhney, Hossein Mehdian, Brian Kashin, Gregory Ip, Maurice Bent, Joyce Choy, Mark McPherson, Richard Bowry
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is a painful surgery that requires early mobilization for successful joint function. Multimodal analgesia, including spinal analgesia, nerve blocks, periarticular infiltration (PI), opioids, and coanalgesics, has been shown to effectively manage postoperative pain. Both adductor canal (AC) and PI have been shown to manage pain without significantly impairing motor function. However, it is unclear which technique is most effective. This 3-arm trial examined the effect of AC block with PI (AC + PI) versus AC block only (AC) versus PI only (PI)...
June 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Faraj W Abdallah, Daniel B Whelan, Vincent W Chan, Govindarajulu A Prasad, Ryan V Endersby, John Theodoropolous, Stephanie Oldfield, Justin Oh, Richard Brull
BACKGROUND: By targeting the distal branches of the femoral nerve in the mid-thigh, the adductor canal block (ACB) can preserve quadriceps muscle strength while providing analgesia similar to a conventional femoral nerve block (FNB) for inpatients undergoing major knee surgery. In this randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial, the authors hypothesized that ACB provides postoperative analgesia that is at least as good as FNB while preserving quadriceps strength after outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction...
May 2016: Anesthesiology
Joyce H Y Yeung, Simon Gates, Babu V Naidu, Matthew J A Wilson, Fang Gao Smith
BACKGROUND: Operations on structures in the chest (usually the lungs) involve cutting between the ribs (thoracotomy). Severe post-thoracotomy pain can result from pleural (lung lining) and muscular damage, costovertebral joint (ribcage) disruption and intercostal nerve (nerves that run along the ribs) damage during surgery. Poor pain relief after surgery can impede recovery and increase the risks of developing complications such as lung collapse, chest infections and blood clots due to ineffective breathing and clearing of secretions...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Michael S Patzkowski
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited disorder of collagen production that results in multiorgan dysfunction. Patients with hypermobility type display skin hyperextensibility and joint laxity, which can result in chronic joint instability, dislocation, peripheral neuropathy, and severe musculoskeletal pain. A bleeding diathesis can be found in all subtypes of varying severity despite a normal coagulation profile. There have also been reports of resistance to local anesthetics in these patients. Several sources advise against the use of regional anesthesia in these patients citing the 2 previous features...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Emmanuel Maheu, François Rannou, Jaime Branco, Maria Luisa Brandi, John A Kanis, Roy D Altman, Marc C Hochberg, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Yves Reginster
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) published a treatment algorithm for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in 2014, which provides practical guidance for the prioritization of interventions. Further analysis of real-world data for OA provides additional evidence in support of pharmacological interventions, in terms of management of OA pain and function, avoidance of adverse events, disease-modifying effects and long-term outcomes, e.g., delay of total joint replacement surgery, and pharmacoeconomic factors such as reduction in healthcare resource utilization...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Emmanuel Maheu, François Rannou, Jean-Yves Reginster
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) treatment algorithm recommends intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid (HA) for management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) as second-line treatment in patients who remain symptomatic despite use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This recommendation is based upon accumulating evidence that IA HA provides a significant benefit in knee OA. There is good evidence that IA HA injections reduce pain and increase function in knee OA, and the benefits are long-lasting as compared with IA corticosteroids...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Alessandro D'Ambrosio, Savino Spadaro, Chiara Natale, Antonella Cotoia, Michele Dambrosio, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Continuous spinal anesthesia (CSA) has not been widely used for postoperative analgesia, mainly to avoid complications from the subarachnoid injection. Recently, the introduction of low caliber CSA catheters (Spinocath(®)), has allowed to decrease anesthetics doses and volumes with good analgesia and reduced complications. The aim of this present study was to compare two concentrations of levobupivacaine administered through CSA for postoperative pain management after major orthopedic surgery...
October 2015: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Daniel D Bohl, Philip K Louie, Neal Shah, Benjamin C Mayo, Junyoung Ahn, Tae D Kim, Dustin H Massel, Krishna D Modi, William W Long, Asokumar Buvanendran, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained surgical registry. OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative narcotic consumption between multimodal analgesia (MMA) and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Studies suggest that a multimodal approach to pain management leads to decreased pain and morphine consumption after total joint arthroplasty and lumbar spinal procedures...
June 2016: Spine
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