[Effects of epidural analgesia and continuous lumbar plexus block on functional rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty].
Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2009 Sep-Oct;59(5):531-44
Authors: Duarte LT, Beraldo PS, Saraiva RA
BAKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pain after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is severe and it is aggravated by movements, which requires an effective analgesic technique that allows early mobilization, participation in rehabilitation activities, and fast functional recovery. The objective of this study was to compare the effects of epidural and perineural patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) of the lumbar plexus on functional rehabilitation of patients undergoing THA.
PMID: 19784509 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]