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2022 Sep

Anesthesiol Clin



Extending Perioperative Analgesia with Ultrasound-Guided, Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (Neuromodulation).


The use of regional anesthesia is key to a successful approach to improving postoperative analgesia, which involves local anesthetic deposition either around peripheral nerves or within a fascial plane. Unfortunately, the realistic duration even with continuous peripheral nerve blocks usually does not match the duration of surgical pain, comprising a major limitation. Here, the use of 2 interventional modalities-ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis and peripheral nerve stimulation-is discussed, both of which may be used to treat acute and subacute pain and may therefore have a positive impact on the incidence and severity of chronic pain development.