Mayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway: Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery

1st Edition

Robert L. Lennon, Terese T. Horlocker

CRC Press
Published November 1, 2005
Reference - 160 Pages - 40 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849395727 - CAT# DK9572

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Summary

Resolving to expedite the recovery process, this reference describes a comprehensive multimodal approach to intraoperative regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic surgery-spanning the entire selection of regional anesthesia equipment, strategies in pain management, and practical treatment guidelines for the management of inpatient and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters.

The authors' systematic approach to regional anesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing total joint replacement has been recognized for its scientific and educational value by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists

This guide helps readers by:
  • offering prudent, practical management guidelines for optimal medical care
  • describing needle redirection cues for each block
  • illustrating anatomical landmarks for selecting the needle insertion site
  • supplying detailed medical illustrations of proper positioning for the patient and proceduralist
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