Local anaesthetic wound infiltration and abdominal nerves block during caesarean section for postoperative pain relief.
The local anaesthetic may be administered by pre-or post-incisional abdominal nerve block (local anaesthetic injected to block the nerves before cutting the skin at the beginning of the operation, or after closing the skin at the end (9)) or pre-or post-incisional abdominal wound infiltration.
The objectives of the study were to assess the effects of local anaesthetic agent wound infiltration/irrigation and/or abdominal nerve blocks on pain relief after CS, on the mother's physical, social and mental well-being, and on her ability to meet the physical, psychological and nutritional needs of the baby.
Anterior abdominal nerve block with local anaesthetic v.
Women who had regional anaesthesia and an abdominal nerve block had decreased opioid consumption (4 studies, 175 participants; MD -25.
This review showed that women undergoing CS under regional analgesia who had local anaesthetic infiltration or abdominal nerve block had a reduced need for postoperative opioids.
Abdominal nerve blockade for postoperative analgesia after caesarean section.