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Scalp blocks are a key component of multimodal analgesia after open repair of craniosynostosis. Ema Zubovic and colleagues from the Washington University in Saint Louis Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery investigated the effect of scalp blocks on perioperative opioid use and postoperative pain scores in patients undergoing open craniosynostosis repairs. Patient receiving scalp blocks had significantly lower opioid consumption in the first 48 hours. They also had lower median pain scores on each postoperative day, though these differences were not statistically significant. Scalp Blocks for Analgesia and Opioid Reduction after Open Repair of Craniosynostosis Ema Zubovic, MD; Abdullah M. Said, BA; Gary B. Skolnick, MBA; Danielle C. Cooper, MD; Spencer S. Kitchin, MD; Sybill D. Naidoo, PhD RN CPNP; Matthew D. Smyth, MD; Jacob D. AuBuchon, MD; Kamlesh B. Patel, MD MSc @drkampatel Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

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