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Analgesic Effect of Truncal Nerve Blocks in Hernia Repair Surgery

In recent years, methods to encourage opioid sparing or opioid free anesthesia has been expedited by the opioid pandemic. Peripheral nerve block anesthesia has become a popular choice in reducing the need for narcotics while also serving as a long-acting analgesic. This study’s finding aims to measure the effects of implementing regional anesthesia to routine hernia repairs. The results suggests that peripheral nerve blocks are adjuvants that should be used to decrease postoperative recovery time as well as overall opioid consumption.

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