Pain Relief After Hiatal Hernia Repair Surgery

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    Norton Thoracic Institute
Updated on 2 July 2021


Referred shoulder pain (pain felt when the problem is actually in a different location) is very common after laparoscopic (small, narrow cut) hernia surgery. The purpose of this study is to look at the effect of a simple back massager, which can be readily purchased online or in a store, in addition to the use of standard pain medications.

Condition Hiatal Hernia, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Shoulder Pain, hiatus hernia, Arthralgia, Chronic Leg Pain
Treatment Marcaine, Resteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04936711
SponsorNorton Thoracic Institute
Last Modified on2 July 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Scheduled for primary hiatal hernia repair
Adult 18 years of age or older
Undergoing minimally invasive surgical technique

Exclusion Criteria

Recurrent hiatal hernia
Children under the age of 18 years
Undergoing open or hybrid surgical technique
History of psychiatric disorder or chronic pain
Has a post-operative complication (Grade > I on Calvien Dindo classification)
Allergy to standard pain medication regimen (local anesthetics Marcaine, lidocaine, and epinephrine; morphine; oxycodone; Tylenol)
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