Intrapleural analgesis following endoscopic scoliosis correction

Morris, Steve A., Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2012) Intrapleural analgesis following endoscopic scoliosis correction. In BSS 2012, Chilworth Manor, Southampton, United Kingdom.


Endoscopic scoliosis correction plays an important part in the surgical options available for treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. However, there is a paucity of literature examining optimum methods of analgesia following this type of surgery. The role of intrapleural analgesia is examined and described. In this study, local anaesthetic administration via an intrapleural catheter was found to be a safe and effective method of analgesia following endoscopic scoliosis correction. Post-operative pain following anterior scoliosis correction can be reduced to ‘mild’ levels by combined analgesia regimes. Surgeons may wish to expand its use into open or minimally invasive anterior scoliosis correction or anterior releases.

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ID Code: 57386
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, anterior fusion surgery, intra-pleural analgesia, minimally invasive surgery, Thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The authors.
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2013 02:06
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 12:53

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