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Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic at Iliac Crest Bone-Graft Sites for Postoperative Pain Relief
Stephan Blumenthal, MD; Alain Borgeat, MD
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 May 01;89(5):1133-1133
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To The Editor: We read with interest the article "Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic at Iliac Crest Bone-Graft Sites for Postoperative Pain Relief. A Randomized, Double-Blind Study" (2006;88:2606-12) by Morgan et al., which demonstrated the ineffectiveness of continuous local anesthetic infusion to the iliac crest bone-graft site. This result is surprising and not in accordance with that found in a quite similar, recent investigation1. Several methodological concerns have to be discussed.
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