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Front Pediatr


Intercostal nerve cryoanalgesia in the treatment of pain in patients operated on by the modified Nuss method with the BackOnFeet application-a new strategy to improve outcomes.


Zacha S, Andrzejewska A, Jastrzębska-Ligocka B, Szwed A, Modrzejewska E, Zacha W, Skonieczna-Żydecka K, Miegoń J, Jarosz K, Biernawska J
Front Pediatr. 2022; 10:1069805.
PMID: 36714658.


The surgical Nuss correction of the funnel chest deformity is a painful procedure without an established consensus of pain relief methods. High doses and long duration of opioids requirements impedes the ERAS protocol introduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intraoperative intercostal nerve cryolysis in terms of pain management in relation to the routinely used multimodal analgesia in Poland. We also assessed the impact of using the proprietary "BackOnFeet" application on the quality of life of patients after surgery in relation to the ERAS protocol.