What Causes Pain In The Abdominal Wall After Colorectal Surgery?
I suggest conventional analgesia
Hi and welcome.
Yes, this is so called Transversus abdominal plane block and this is relatively new method to reduce post-operative pain in abdominal wall. I don't think that potassium levels are caused by this, but also I don't see a reason for TAP since postoperative pain may be controlled by conventional analgetics only and I don't think TAP is necessary, especially considering that it may have some complications.
The most important step is to perform tumor resection surgery now, I don't suggest some compromises with new methods. This is my opinion.
Let me know if there's any further queries.
Wish you good health.
don't know what conventional analgetics is. I have Percocet for when I have flare ups. don't want to get hooked on them so I only take it when I can't move and the pain is a 10.
Yes, you you can refuse such analgesia course.
This is not conventional method, and by my opinion, it should be used in selected cases, where extreme postoperative pain is expected. Colon resection with colostomy is not one of it and it can be managed by usual analgesia, with tramadol ,paracetamol and diclofenac for example. Also, morphium based medications side effects may be prevented with appropriate diet and laxatives.
So I simply dont see why to force TAP in this case.