This drug utilization study uses data from the Veterans Affairs Medical System to evaluate the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty.
This randomized clinical trial with data collection during a brief hospital stay determines whether instillation of a long-acting local anesthetic between the mesh and the peritoneum after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair reduces pain or narcotic requirements.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of a transversus abdominis plane block with dexamethasone and preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic with dexamethasone vs control on postoperative quality of recovery following a bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
Dingeman et al compare the efficacy of ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and local anesthetic infiltration in providing postoperative analgesia after umbilical hernia repair in children. An invited critique by Warner follows.