Clinical Neuroscience

[The role of neurolytic obturator nerve block to relieve pain due to cancer and osteoarthritis (in English language)]

EMBEY-ISZTIN Dezső

JULY 22, 2009

Clinical Neuroscience - 2009;62(07-08)

[Neurolytic obturator nerve block have been performed successfully to relieve pain due to osteolytic metastases of pelvic bone since 1981 in our Pain Clinic. The analgesic effect of one block lasts from three to four months and can be repeated as required. Following the block the patient can go home one hour later. In 2008 we started to perform the neurolytic obturator nerve block to relieve pain due to degenerative osteoarthritis of hip joint. It is a good choice for those patients, who are not enough fit to be operated, or during the waiting time of hip replacement surgery.]

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