“Post-Operative Pain Management Following Spine Surgery”
The primary objective of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of comparing two standardized approaches to manage post-operative pain following spine surgery: one approach using Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) devices to deliver opioid analgesics, and the other approach using EXPARELAR infiltration at the site of surgery and nurse-administered opioid analgesics.
Drug - Opioids delivered through PCA
IV up to 1 mg. morphine every 10 minutes on request and oral opioids up to 2 tablets of Percocet every 4 hours
Drug - EXPARELÂ® infiltration
22 gauge / 3.5" needle, into dermal/fascial/muscular/subcutaneous layers and up to 4mg IV morphine every 60 minutes on request and standardized oral opioids on request
Two-Stage, Pilot, Prospective, Observational Study of Post-Operative Pain Management Following Spine Surgery