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15 Anaesthesia
15-02 Ropivacaine

Ropivacaine
Restricted

Approved for:

  • Infiltration anaesthesia; restricted to RFH for knee surgery only (JFC January 2013)
  • Single dose in an off-label manner as a local infiltration during total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) (JFC January 2017)
  • Surgical wound infiltration via Painbuster; for post-operative management of patients undergoing live-donor nephrectomy and patients undergoing Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforators (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction (JFC July 2015)
  • Ropivacaine continuous surgical wound infiltration via Painbuster; for colorectal surgery and incisional hernia (JFC May 2016)

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Local infiltration during total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR).
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • The use of Lidocaine (lignocaine) 2% cartridge, bupivacaine 0.0625% infusion and ropivacaine is restricted to theatres only.

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