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2020 Nov

Plast Surg (Oakv)



Regional Anesthetic Blocks for Donor Site Pain in Burn Patients: A Meta-Analysis on Efficacy, Outcomes, and Cost.


Grunzweig KA, Son J, Kumar AR
Plast Surg (Oakv). 2020 Nov; 28(4):222-231.
PMID: 33215037.


Skin graft donor site pain significantly affects pain management, narcotic use, and hospital length of stay. This study is intended to evaluate the efficacy of regional anesthesia in the burn population to decrease narcotic consumption and to assess the impact on hospitalization costs.