Effect of Preoperative Versus Postoperative Use of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block With Plain 0.25 % Bupivacaine on Postoperative Opioid Use

A Retrospective Study

Richard Kalu; Peter Boateng; Lauren Carrier; Jaime Garzon; Amy Tang; Craig Reickert; Amalia Stefanou

Disclosures

BMC Anesthesiol. 2021;21(114) 

In This Article

Conclusions

TAP blocks provide an effective and feasible means of optimizing pain control in the era of enhanced recovery after surgery. When administered postoperatively, plain bupivacaine TAP may be as effective as preoperative TAP blocks, offering the same analgesic effect and minimizing intravenous opioid use.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE

processing....