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.


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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