17 August 2010

How long does an epidural work?

The anaesthetist can decide how long an epidural should be effective.

It works for as long as the anaesthetist wants it to work. When performing the epidural injection, a soft, very thin plastic tube (catheter) is passed

Reviewed by Prof CL Odendal, senior specialist at the department of anaesthesiology at the University of the Free State, April 2010.


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