Comparison of Lignocaine AMD Normal Saline in the Management of Post-Tonsillectomy Pain


Authors : Mruthula Hamsraj, Dr. Raadhika Shree

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 11 - November

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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 Background: Tonsillectomy is a commonly performed surgical intervention. There’s unbearable pain after this procedure. The pain control that’s provided after the surgery is not adequate and is very less than what is required.  Aim: This study was conducted with an objective to compare the efficacy of Lignocaine in pain control to that of normal saline after tonsillectomy procedure.  Method: A study was carried out from February 2019 to May 2019 among 60 patients in the ENT department of Saveetha Medical College.  Result: Out of 60 patients, there’s no significant difference based on age and gender. But there’s significant difference in pain control when lignocaine is given compared with normal saline.  Conclusion: This study revealed that there’s adequate pain control when lignocaine is given compared to normal saline after tonsillectomy.

Keywords : Post Tonsillectomy, Local Anaesthetic, Pain Management.

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