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ACE Report #10901
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Intraarticular infiltration favoured over FICB for preoperative analgesia of intracapsular fracture

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Fascia-iliaca compartment block vs intra-articular hip injection for preoperative pain management in intracapsular hip fractures: A blind, randomized, controlled trial

Injury. 2018 Dec;49(12):2203-2208. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.09.042

Contributing Authors: E Grosso A Aprato A Audisio A Santoro S Devivo M Berardino A Masse

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143 patients awaiting surgery for an intracapsular fracture were randomized to either a fascia iliaca compartment block or intraarticular infiltration analgesia. Only 120 patients - 70 from the FICB group and 50 from the IAIA group - were available for analysis. Outcome measures included pain scores measured at 20 minutes, 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours after administration, and requirement and ...

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