It was proven that intrathecal opioids are considered as an effective means of pain control in several major surgical interventions including spine surgeries. Intrathecal morphine added to a spinal anesthesia reduces acute pain after spine surgeries but has side effects, including dose dependent respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, pruritus, and sedation. Ultrasound guided Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESPB) was first described in 2016.Recent case reports suggest a positive effect of ultrasound guided ESPB on pain for multiple indications including lumbar spine fusion and scoliosis surgery, with a very low risk of complications as there are no structures in close proximity at risk of needle injury.
Body mass index (BMI) 25 to 35 kg/m².
American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) physical status I or II.
Altered mental status
Known allergy to study drugs (bupivacaine or morphine)
Local infection at site of puncture.
Known case with any pulmonary disease
Known case with Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Coagulopathy and /or thrombocytopenia
Severe hepatic or kidney impairment
Study Contact Info
Contact Listings Owner Form
Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Elective Lumbar Fusion Operations Under General Anesthesia 0 reviewsWrite Your Review
There are no reviews yet.