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Volume:6 Issue:3 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10121
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

AAOS2018: Fascia iliaca block not effective versus sham for analgesia after hip arthroscopy for FAI

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Increases Fall Risk and Does Not Improve Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement

Contributing Authors: K Kolodzie M Behrends S Kinjo P Aleshi A Zhang E Yap K Chung AC Delgado

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80 patients scheduled for arthroscopic hip surgery due to femoroacetabular impingement were randomized to either a preoperative fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB), or sham control using saline. Patients were assessed for pain scores, opioid consumption, and the incidence of falls over the first 24 hours after surgery, as well as quadriceps strength deficit up to discharge. Reported results ind...

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