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Epidurals for pain relief after operations

After many types of more major surgery we often make use of painkilliing drugs given into the spinal canal via the epidural route. 

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced an information sheet on this topic which you may find helpful.





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Page updated 19/02/2016