Liposomal Bupivacaine Ankle Block Provides Pain Relief, Reduces Opioid Use in Bunion Surgery

New York—In a study of patients undergoing corrective osteotomy for hallux valgus, those who received an ankle block with a mixture of bupivacaine and long-acting liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel, Pacira) experienced relief of postoperative pain and a marked reduction in opioid consumption, compared with use of general anesthesia alone or ankle block with bupivacaine alone.

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“This book is a powerful tool for patients who don’t understand why the pain management system needs changes....Dr. Abaci lays out the compelling reasons for this and backs [them] up with [his] personal experiences as a pain-management provider and as someone who has faced living with chronic pain himself.”

— Barby Ingle, president, Power of Pain Foundation

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— Paul Gileno, founder & president, U.S. Pain Foundation

 

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