Neuromodulation techniques have been explored as alternative treatment options in patients with trigeminal neuralgia who do not achieve adequate pain relief with pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions.
Sodium bicarbonate-buffered lidocaine may be superior to nonbuffered lidocaine in reducing onset time and injection pain during inferior alveolar nerve block.
Intrathecal drug delivery systems may be ineffective in reducing pain and oral opioid intake in individuals with complex regional pain syndrome.
Radiofrequency denervation, typically used to treat lumbar and cervical zygapophyseal joint pain, has shown efficacy in treating thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain.
Superficial cervical plexus block may be safe and effective for use in emergency medicine.
Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block May Increase Time to First Opioid Request in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy may have an increased time to first opioid request and reduced time to onset of sensory blockade after an ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block compared with patients without neuropathy.
The cervical facet plane block is a procedure in which a needle is inserted onto the extraarticular surface of the facet joints.
Intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and psoas compartment block may provide comparable analgesia after total hip arthroplasty.
Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty.
Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.
A single lumbar sympathetic block may alleviate residual pain, phantom limb pain and perceived disability in patients with post-amputation pain.
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