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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 506

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block: the Future of Regional Anaesthesia?

Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, 313, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore, India

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J Balavenkatasubramanian
Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, 313, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore
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Continuous peripheral nerve blocks provide site specific analgesia with least systemic effects. They could be effectively used for intraoperative anaesthesia and as well as for very effective postoperative analgesia. The intro­duction of ultrasound and peripheral nerve stimulators into clinical practice have aided us to place these catheters in close proximity to the neural bundle. The stimulating catheters have further aided us to be more accurate. This article describes the equipment and the technique involved in performing continuous peripheral nerve blocks.

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