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2022 Jul 29

Perioper Med (Lond)



Erector spinae plane block for postoperative analgesia for above-the-knee amputation: a case report.


Langnas EM, Gray A, Braehler M
Perioper Med (Lond). 2022 Jul 29; 11(1):40.
PMID: 35902947.


Above-the-knee amputations (AKA) are common surgeries that frequently use neuraxial or peripheral nerve blocking techniques for both intraoperative and postoperative analgesia. It is not uncommon that patients present with contraindications to neuraxial anesthesia.