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., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, cilt.25, sa.5, ss.1608-1613, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00586-016-4507-3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.