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January 27, 2023


BMJ Case Rep


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36585046?dopt=Abstract


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Effectiveness of a PENG catheter and the implications and a complication of tunnelling.

Authors

Rengaraj P, Vishnampettai Vaidyanathan S
BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Dec 30; 15(12).
PMID: 36585046.

Abstract

Pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block is a recently developed technique for analgesia for hip surgeries. We chose to use a PENG catheter for effective analgesia perioperatively. In this case report, we performed PENG catheter for a patient posted for hip hemiarthroplasty. During the process of tunnelling after securing the catheter, we accidentally sheared the catheter and had to redo the procedure. The patient was comfortable during their stay with minimal pain. This case report emphasises the importance of securing a catheter in providing prolonged analgesia and also the importance of dealing with complications due to the procedure itself.