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ACE Report #11447
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

AAOS2019: Pre-op FICB improves outcomes after arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement

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

Preoperative Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade for Hip Arthroscopy: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, and Triple-Blinded Study

Contributing Authors: BM Bodendorfer M Lyons P Laughlin M Soderquist VA Mehta KB Tepper B Freeman B Gilmore WF Postma

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74 patients scheduled for an arthroscopic hip procedure for femoroacetabular impingement were randomized to receive a fascia iliaca compartment blockade (FICB) or a matching placebo injection for the relief of pain. Outcomes of interest included pain scores, narcotic consumption, and time to discharge. The findings from this study found significantly favourable pain scores in the post-anaesthesia ...

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