Administration Technique of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Total Ankle Arthroplasty


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

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