It is not exactly clear how the patient’s blood seals over the hole. It is just known that it works well by sealing it over.
How well does an Epidural Blood Patch procedure work?
An epidural blood patch is 95% effective at relieving the post dural puncture symptoms with the first injection. If symptoms persist, the overall cure rate goes up to 97% if a second patch is administered (Abouleish 1975).
Typically symptoms are relieved instantaneously after the procedure.
What are the risks of an Epidural Blood Patch?
Risks of an epidural blood patch are low. Temporary abdominal cramping, dizziness, tinnitus, or paresthesias in the legs may occur. Also a slight fever may be seen for a few hours. There is a very very low incidence of infection.
The pain management doctors at Arizona Pain are Award Winning and Board Certified. They are experts in epidural blood patch procedures, and can arrange for a blood patch procedure to be performed same day at one of the Valleywide locations serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Surprise, Goodyear, and surrounding areas.
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