Continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) techniques provide analgesia for a specific target location during a variety of surgeries.

Unlike a single-injection, a CPNB involves inserting an indwelling catheter in the area of a target nerve. This allows for a continuous stream of local anesthesia to be infused through the catheter to the nerve, providing numbness. CPNB, a type of regional anesthesia, uses this continuous catheter to also provide pain relief over an extended period of time.

By using CPNB for many types of surgeries involving arms and legs, patients are often able to have same-day discharges, whereas without it an overnight stay in the hospital would be necessary to monitor pain.

Your anesthesiologist will determine if CPNB is right for you.