[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Invited Commentary
August 2013

Pain Control After Umbilical Hernia Repair: How Difficult Can We Make It?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children’s Hospital, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):713-714. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1453

Important to the overall experience for a child undergoing elective surgery is effective pain management. In this excellent study by Dingeman et al,1 a randomized prospective trial compared infiltration of local anesthetic with an ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) after umbilical hernia repair. The authors report that the overall pain scores were better with fewer supplemental pain medications needed in the BRSB group.

Add or change institution