I remember one of my first experiences with nerve blocks, working a case in which the patient — a veteran who was a bilateral amputee — was undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries. I was skeptical at first, thinking we'd need to administer a lot of post-op narcotics. But the patient emerged from the OR, awake and aware, and not burdened with pain.
A Nerve Block For Every Patient?
Well, not quite, but regional has become the anesthesia solution for more and more procedures.
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