On-Q Pain Pump

The On-Q Pain Pump: An Epidural for the Breast

Staying ahead of pain with local nerve blocks can help patients avoid narcotics and heavy general anesthesia, and this is where the ON-Q pain pump shines, says Kamakashi Zeidler, MD, a plastic surgeon in San Jose, CA.

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Taking Great Pains: EXPAREL® helps improve postop pain after breast reconstruction

The 2011 with the FDA approval of a novel formulation of bupivacaine, called EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was a game change for breast reconstruction patients, according to harles K. Lee, MD, FACS, the chief of plastic surgery and director of reconstructive microsurgery at St Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Learn why here.