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2021 Jul 15

Spine Deform

Thoracic paravertebral nerve catheter reduces postoperative opioid use for vertebral body tethering patients.


Mathew S, Milbrandt TA, Potter DD, Larson NA
Spine Deform. 2021 Jul 15.
PMID: 34264474.


Vertebral body tethering is increasingly being performed, yet postoperative pain management has not yet been optimized. We sought to determine whether the addition of a thoracic paravertebral block in addition to a standard multimodal postoperative pain management program could provide greater pain relief, reduced analgesic requirement, and reduced length of stay.