OTA2018: Early narcotic consumption not reduced with fascia iliaca block after peritrochanteric Frx
Fascia Iliaca Block for Peritrochanteric Femur Fractures: Can It Reduce Immediate Postoperative Narcotic Usage?
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59 patients scheduled for operative fixation of a closed peritrochanteric fracture were randomized to either preoperative fascia iliaca block or sham block with saline. Patients were assessed for narcotic consumption over the first 24 hours after surgery. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in narcotic consumption after 24 hour postoperatively.
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