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2022 Apr

Clin Sports Med



Continuous Catheter Techniques.


Deiling B, Mullen K, Shilling AM
Clin Sports Med. 2022 Apr; 41(2):317-328.
PMID: 35300843.


Continuous peripheral nerve block catheters are simple in concept: percutaneously inserting a catheter adjacent to a peripheral nerve. This procedure is followed by local anesthetic infusion via the catheter that can be titrated to effect for extended anesthesia or analgesia in the perioperative period. The reported benefits of peripheral nerve catheters used in the surgical population include improved pain scores, decreased narcotic use, decreased nausea/vomiting, decreased pruritus, decreased sedation, improved sleep, and improved patient satisfaction.