Your contact partners
in this area:
Consultant Dr. med. Martina Lange MBA
Consultant Dr. med. Martina Lange MBA
Medical Director Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy
Specialist for Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy, 
Emergency Medicine, Special Pain Therapy

Telephone:
036691 8-1163


Chief Registrar Dr. med. Uwe Koschel
Chief Registrar Dr. med. Uwe Koschel
Specialist for Anaesthology, Emergency Medicine, LNA

Telephone:
036691 8-1117


Pain management after the operation

Special services

We would like people to recuperate as quickly as possible after the operation. For this reason we often use pain catheters for post-operative care. These ensure that patients feel as little pain as possible after operations and can soon begin with the necessary mobilisation measures.

This shortens the period of stay on the ward – the patients can return home sooner. In addition, nausea and dizziness only occur infrequently. In addition, patients do not suffer from sleep disorders due to pain.

The doctors place the thin tube of the pain catheter close to the nerve to be anaesthetised before the operation: after the operation, the local anaesthetic is injected into the relevant region and thus eliminates pain. A feeling of numbness may hereby occur in the region of the arm or leg. The patient should therefore only be allowed to get out of bed with the help of the care personnel in order to prevent a fall.

 

NCA and PCA systems

So-called NCA and PCA systems are available to us for this: with the standard NCA procedure (nurse-controlled analgesia), a nurse monitors administration of the local anaesthetic, with the PCA method (patient-controlled analgesia); the patient controls the administration with a controllable pump if required. There is no risk of overdose with PCA either – the time and quantity of the painkiller are restricted by a computer.

The patient greatly benefits from this PCA method: he or she can adapt the administration of the anaesthetic to his or her individual sensitivity to pain - after all, he or she is most familiar with his or her complaint.

In addition, with the aid of the PCA method, many patients can quickly return to their familiar surroundings after an out-patient operation in our orthopaedic polyclinic and recover there: as one of the few clinics in Germany, we discharge patients who prefer to recover in the comfort of their own home together with a pain catheter.

In addition, patients receive painkillers in the form of a tablet or an injection. Here we combine morphine-like and anti-inflammatory drugs according to requirements.


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Thanks to post-operative pain catheters, the recuperation time is shortened.

Thanks to post-operative pain catheters, the recuperation time is shortened.

Your consultant:
Consultant Dr. med. Martina Lange MBA
Consultant Dr. med. Martina Lange MBA
Medical Director Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy
Specialist for Anaesthesia and Intensive Therapy, 
Emergency Medicine, Special Pain Therapy

Telephone:
036691 8-1163


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