Administration Technique of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Total Ankle Arthroplasty

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Liposomal bupivacaine, a slow-releasing form of bupivacaine, is proving to be effective and safe for postsurgical pain management. It can provide great benefit and patient satisfaction because of its long-duration local analgesia by a single infiltration for up to 72 hours. A technical tip and application considerations of liposomal bupivacaine in total ankle arthroplasties are described. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 23(4):229–232, 2014) Key words: liposomal bupivacaine, postsurgical pain management, total ankle arthroplasty

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Takumi Matsumoto, MD, PhD, and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

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