The aim of our study was to compare the efficiency of ropivacaine and bupivacaine, in epidural administration, in postoperative analgesia. 20 patients, undergone knee surgery, in epidural anaesthesia (bupivacaine 0,5%-2 mg/Kg -1 administered in level L 3L 4), was divided into 2 groups (10 each one) and the local anaesthetics in study was administered by epidural catheter with an elastomeric pump: A (ropivacaine 0,15%) and B (bupivacaine 0,15%). The results demonstrate that ropivacaine is better than bupivacaine to keep a check on analgesia in postoperative pain.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epidural antalgic therapy in orthopaedic surgery: Comparison of ropivacaine and bupivacaine|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1997|
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