I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2020 Nov 03

Asian J Anesthesiol

A Randomized Study Comparing the Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Lumbar Plexus Block and Epidural Anesthesia for Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Replacement.


Patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR) experience severe postoperative pain. The advantage of pain relief by continuous epidural anesthesia (CEA) is offset by various adverse effects. Ultrasound guided (USG) continuous lumbar plexus block (LPB) has emerged as an alternative approach for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing THR, especially where epidural is difficult or contraindicated.