Document Type : Research Article
Introduction: Regional Anaesthesia is the most common and preferred technique for elective inguinal hernia surgeries. The most commonly used anaesthetic agent for spinal anaesthesia are Lidocaine and Bupivacaine. Ropivacaine is an alternative to Bupivacaine due to its lesser degree and duration of motor blockade, good hemodynamical stability and lesser systemic toxicity. Hence this study was conducted to find out the efficacy and side effect profile of the Ropivacaine against the bupivacaine for elective inguinal surgery as part of day care surgery.
Material and Methods: This present study was a prospective study conducted at tertiary health care hospital on 80 patients undergoing elective inguinal hernia surgery divided into two groups, Group R – receives 3 ml of isobaric ropivacaine 0.5% with 0.5 ml of Fentanyl which contains 25 micrograms and Group B – receives 3 ml of hyperbaric bupivacaine 0.5% with 0.5 ml of fentanyl which contains 25 micrograms. Sensory and motor blockade were assessed along with duration and the analgesia