Although anesthesiologists have been performing regional blocks with nerve stimulation for years, the introduction of ultrasound guidance has improved efficiency dramatically, leading to faster block placement and onset in skilled hands.
Pain Management Modalities after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Network Meta-analysis of 170 Randomized Controlled Trials
Optimal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty remains challenging. Many modalities have been used, including peripheral nerve block, periarticular infiltration, and epidural analgesia. However, the relative efficacy of various modalities remains unknown. The authors aimed to quantify and rank order the efficacy of available analgesic modalities for various clinically important outcomes.
Free Webinar: Regional Anesthesia and Bundled Payments – Opioid-sparing Pain Management for Optimal Outcomes
Speaker: Sonia Szlyk, MD, Director of Regional Anesthesia, Mid-Atlantic Division, North American Partners in Anesthesia
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe
At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, we conducted a mixed-methods study addressing the effects of music therapy interventions on the recovery of patients after spine surgery. The study combined standard medical approaches and integrative music therapy.
Surgeons who over-prescribe opioids to help patients manage their post-operative pain may be unwittingly “fueling addiction and death by overdose,” says Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, the notable surgeon and bestselling author. He says surgeons have a responsibility to combat the opioid crisis and should take advantage of electronic prescribing to limit use of the powerful painkillers.
The differences between men and women extend to how they evaluate their care after total hip surgery, a new study finds, suggesting that tailoring post-op care according to gender might be worthwhile.