Pain Outcomes Following Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) With Rigid Spreading Versus Soft Spreading (Using LAP Protector)
The Lap-Protector (Hakko Co., Japan) is a device that consists of two flexible rings made of
superelasticity alloys covered with polyurethane polyamide, and a thin silicone rubber
membrane that is attached to the outer rim of the two rings. If the two rings are pulled
apart, the device assumes a cylindrical shape. The outer diameter of each flexible ring is
12 cm, and this device can be used for minilaparotomy wounds between 5 and 9cm long.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Compare the level of postoperative pain between the rigid and soft spreading groups
The level of postoperative pain was measured by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Jianxing He, MD, FACS
The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
China: Food and Drug Administration