Case 1-Acute Pain Clinic
Mrs. Jones had an open umbilical hernia repair with mesh. She had her operation at 0730 under General anesthesia. She was in the PACU by 0935. Surgery was uneventful and her incision was injected with 1% lidocaine/0.5% Marcaine 1:1 solution for a total of 10 ccs. She has a 3-inch incision line just under her umbilicus.
She is comfortable in the PACU but is starting to feel some slight pain in the incision prior to discharge to home at 1145.