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2022 Dec 19

BMC Anesthesiol



The efficacy of ultrasound-guided anterior quadratus lumborum block for pain management following lumbar spinal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.


Alver S, Bahadir C, Tahta A, Cetinkal A, Gölboyu B E, Erdogan C, Ekinci M
BMC Anesthesiol. 2022 Dec 19; 22(1):394.
PMID: 36536307.


Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is a fascial plane block. There is no randomized study on the efficacy of QLB for lumbar surgery. We evaluated the efficacy of QLB for postoperative pain management and patient satisfaction after lumbar disc herniation surgery (LDHS).