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Papers: 15 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022


Brain Spine


Intraoperative epidural analgesia for pain relief after lumbar decompressive spine surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Hermans SMM, Lantinga-Zee AAG, Rijkers K, van Santbrink H, van Hemert WLW, Reinders MK, Hoofwijk DMN, van Kuijk SMJ, Curfs I
Brain Spine. 2021; 1:100306.
PMID: 36247401.


During lumbar decompressive spine surgery, the epidural space is easily accessible. This intraoperative situation allows surgeons to apply an epidural bolus of analgesia at the end of the surgical procedure. In literature, several papers about the methods and effectiveness of delivering local analgesia during lumbar decompressive spine surgery have been published.