Postoperative Pain Control Using ON-Q Painbuster Pump
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This study is a blinded randomised study of slow release levobupivacaine vs saline for women undergoing day case operative pelvic laparoscopy. Participants will be randomly given either saline or levobupivacaine and efficacy will be measured using ranked ordinal pain scales and rescue oral analgesia use.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years to 75 Years (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women undergoing 'Day case' operative laparoscopic procedures.
These women are deemed suitable to return home on the day of surgery, both in terms of physical fitness and their home circumstances.
Women having laparoscopic procedures for diagnostic purposes or minor operations such as sterilisation, will be excluded from the study.
These procedures are less likely to cause significant pain due to operation.