Efficacy of Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Hip Arthroplasty Patients– A Prospective Case Series

Vol 3 | Issue 2 | July-December 2022 | Page 98-101 | Bharati A. Adhye, Sandeep M. Diwan, Rajeev Joshi, Parag K. Sancheti

DOI: 10.13107/ijra.2022.v03i02.062

Authors: Bharati A. Adhye [1], Sandeep M. Diwan [1], Rajeev Joshi [1], Parag K. Sancheti [2]

[1] Department of Anesthesiology, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Bharati A. Adhye,
Chief Anaesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: bharatiadhye@gmail.com


The Thoracic Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) has been incorporated in multimodal analgesia protocols since 2016. In a series of 20 Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) patients, done under spinal anaesthesia, we studied the efficacy of Lumbar Erector spinae plane block (L-ESPB) for post operative analgesia. L-ESPB was administered at L4 with Ropivacaine 0.2% (0.4 mg/kg). Time to first analgesia (TTFA) request (mean 15.03 hours) and total opioid consumption in first 24 hours (mean 27.5 mg Tramadol) was noted. A median NRS at TTFA was 3.5. Our study demonstrates L-ESPB as an effective alternate technique for postoperative analgesia in THA patients.
Keywords: Lumber ESP block, Hip Arthroplasty


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How to Cite this Article: Adhye BA, Diwan SM, Joshi R, Sancheti PK | Efficacy of Lumbar Erector Spinae Plane Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Hip Arthroplasty Patients– A Prospective Case Series | International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia | July-December 2022; 3(2): 98-101.

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