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Liposomal bupivicaine

Charles B Broome, Brian Burnikel
PURPOSE: The incidence of total joint arthroplasty is rapidly increasing. As costs are rising as well, orthopaedic surgeons are now being called on to demonstrate the value of our procedures. We recently evaluated a new technique of local injection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as a potential means to improve quality and decrease costs. METHODS: A case-control study was performed. One hundred patients were prospectively studied receiving a novel local injection using liposomal bupivicaine in TKA...
October 2014: International Orthopaedics
Rolando Morales, Henry Mentz, Germán Newall, Christopher Patronella, Oscar Masters
BACKGROUND: It is well known that improving postoperative pain control in plastic surgery procedures leads to earlier mobilization, shortened hospital stay, reduced hospital costs, and increased patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the use of abdominal field block injections with liposomal bupivicaine (Exparel; Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc, San Diego, California) in postoperative pain management in patients undergoing abdominoplasty with rectus plication...
November 1, 2013: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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