Pain control following posterior spine fusion: patient-controlled continuous epidural catheter infusion method yields better post-operative analgesia control compared to intravenous patient controlled analgesia method. A retrospective case series

Toktas Z. O. , Konakci M., Yilmaz B., Eksi M. Ş. , Aksoy T., Yener Y., ...More

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.25, no.5, pp.1608-1613, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-016-4507-3
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1608-1613


Purpose Pain management following posterior spinal fusion surgeries is a challenging topic. Continuous epidural analgesia (CEA) technique has been invented to resolve some deleterious effects related with conventional intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) method. However, studies for effectiveness and safety of CEA are scarce in adult population. Our aim was to compare effectiveness and safety of patient-controlled CEA with conventional IV-PCA method in adult patient population.