Complications in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

  • Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Trends in complications of regional anaesthesia:
    1. (a)

      Risk of complications with neuraxial blocks is more in obstetric patients than general population.

    2. (b)

      Spinal hematomas are seen more in obstetric patients than orthopaedic patients with regional anaesthesia.

    3. (c)

      Spinal hematoma is mostly due to use of anticoagulants.

    4. (d)

      Lidocaine produces more nerve injury due to apoptosis.

    5. (e)

      Most common organism for perineural catheter infection is streptococcus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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