Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
Regional Anaesthesia - CASE REPORT

Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block at L3 Level for Managing Post-operative Pain in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Proximal Femur Fractures

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49: 477-479
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2021.130
Read: 139 Downloads: 39 Published: 24 December 2021

Ultrasound guided erector spinae plane block (ESPB) has been widely used at thoracic level. There has been a recent interest in utilising ESPB at lumbar level. Available literature is in the form of case reports. In this series involving 10 cases with proximal femur fractures, we have described unilateral ultrasound guided lumbar ESPB at L3 level for managing postoperative analgesia with continuous local anaesthetic infusion for 48 hours. The visual analogue scale score was always below 4, and there were no adverse effect or complications due to the block.

Cite this article as: Diwan S, Nair A. Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block at L3 Level for Managing Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Proximal Femur Fractures. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2021;49(6):477-479.

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