Andrius Macas, Darius Trepenaitis, Alina Vilkė, Tadas Česnaitis, Vitalijus Valančius
Pain and its treatment is one of major concerns in postoperative care. There is a search for a new method to overcome pain so we try to understand its origins and eliminate it. In this article we will try to study one of the methods it‘s – wound infiltration with local anaesthetic and other drugs.
We will talk about: single dose infiltration, continuous infiltration and sprayed anaesthetic. And most commonly used medicaments not only in trials but also in clinical practice.
The main focus of this article is nowadays use for abdominal surgery, traumatology and obstetrics-gynecology operations. With this article we try to overlook the benefits of local wound infiltration.
Conclusions – despite positive results of the trials – wound infiltration with anaesthetic still needs further investigation which would help to establish correct recommendations for postoperative pain management.
Article in Lithuanian
Keyword(s): wound infiltration; local anaesthetics; postoperative pain; chronic pain
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