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Vol:8 Issue:10 Number:19 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #12050
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OTA 2019: Pre-operative femoral nerve block feasible for study in hip fracture patients

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Pre-operative femoral nerve block feasible for study in hip fracture patients. ACE Report. 2019;8(10):19. Available from:

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

Preoperative Nerve Blocks for Hip Fracture Patients: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Contributing Authors:
M Menon LA Beaupre Khalid Al-Maazmi B Tsui

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Hip fractures are common in the elderly, and almost always require surgery. Substantial pain is associated with hip fractures, and can lead to confusion and delirium. In this pilot trial, the authors randomized 73 participants in a 2:1 ratio to femoral nerve block (FNB) versus control. This pilot trial demonstrated efficacy for a future definitive randomized controlled trial.

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