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Volume:9 Issue:10 Number:22 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12471
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

OTA 2020: Preoperative FICB Improves Patient Satisfaction and Reduces Opioid Use After Hip Surgery

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2020: Preoperative FICB Improves Patient Satisfaction and Reduces Opioid Use After Hip Surgery. ACE Report. 2020;9(10):22. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12471

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Fascia Iliaca Block Decreases Hip Fracture Postoperative Opioid Consumption: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: J Thompson D Galos C Ruotolo RC Dengenis M Long

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


A total of 46 patients undergoing hip surgery were randomized into receiving pre-operative fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) and a standard post-operative pain regimen or a standard post-operative pain regimen only. The primary outcome of interest was consumption of pain medication (acetaminophen, tramadol, morphine) post-surgery. Secondary outcomes of interest included functional recovery an...

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