Your surgeon and anesthesia team may determine that a continuous peripheral nerve pain control pump would be beneficial for pain management following your surgical procedure. The AmbIT pain control pump contains a local anesthetic medication that can minimize or reduce postoperative pain for certain procedures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, and foot.
If an AmbIT pump is appropriate for you, the anesthesiologist and preoperative nurse will discuss this with you prior to your surgery.
What to Expect if You Need an AmbIT Pain Control Pump
The anesthesiologist uses ultrasound to place a small plastic catheter (tube) just under the skin near the nerves closest to the surgical site. The pump connects to that catheter and allows the medication to flow around the nerves near the surgical site, decreasing the sensation of pain.
The AmbIT pain control pump is programmed to dispense the prescribed amount of medication for a prescribed amount of time, typically 3 days. It comes in a bag with a strap to make it easier for you to move around while the pump is connected. Remaining active and mobile during your recovery is an important part of your overall health and well-being.
When the pump is finished, you or your companion will remove the catheter and dispose of both the catheter and the medication bag. You will place the pump in the prepaid envelope provided to you at discharge and mail it back to the company.
The AmbIT pain management therapy is aimed at reducing the need for oral pain medication, thereby reducing the potential side effects associated with opioid use.
If you have interest in learning more about the AmbIT pain control pump, you can watch a video about it by clicking here.