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Pain Manag. 2019 Jul;9(4):347-354. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2018-0094. Epub 2019 May 17.

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for acute postoperative pain.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California, San Diego, 200 West Arbor Dr, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103, USA.
2
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain, University of California, San Diego, 200 West Arbor Dr, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103, USA.

Abstract

Peripheral nerve stimulation or peripheral neuromodulation is a modality utilized for decades to manage chronic pain. There have been recent studies published describing its use in managing acute surgical pain for orthopedic surgery. The postoperative acute pain associated with several types of surgeries often outlasts the analgesia duration provided by single and continuous peripheral nerve blocks. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation has the potential to provide much longer analgesia for acute pain while avoiding some limitations associated with local anesthetic-based peripheral nerve blocks. We summarize the current devices used in published studies to demonstrate feasibility with a focus on acute pain control.

KEYWORDS:

acute pain; analgesia; neuromodulation

PMID:
31099305
DOI:
10.2217/pmt-2018-0094

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