International Orthopaedics

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 53–55 | Cite as

The use of bupivacaine to relieve pain at iliac graft donor sites

  • B. D. Todd
  • S. C. Reed


We report a prospective study to test the hypothesis that infiltrating the wound with bupivacaine during operations for the removal of iliac bone grafts will lead to a significant reduction of pain. Pain was assessed by a visual analogue scale applied at regular intervals. Bupivacaine infiltration appears to reduce pain for 24 hours, but only to a significant degree during the first 4 hours after operation.


Public Health Visual Analogue Scale Analogue Scale Bone Graft Bupivacaine 
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Nous présentons une étude prospective destinée à montrer si l'infiltration per-opératoire de Bupivacaïne, au cours des prises de greffe iliaque, réduit significativement l'intensité de la douleur. Celle-ci a été appréciée, à intervalles réguliers, à l'aide d'une échelle visuelle analogique. L'infiltration de Bupivacaïne paraît réduire la douleur pendant les vingt-quatre heures qui suivent l'opération, mais ceci n'est significatif que durant les quatre premières heures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. D. Todd
    • 1
  • S. C. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Stoke Mandeville HospitalAylesburyEngland

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