No Reduction in Opioid Consumption, Pain, or Ambulation Post-Hip Surgery with Fascia Iliaca Blockade
Impact of the Fascia Iliaca Block on Pain, Opioid Consumption, and Ambulation for Patients With Hip Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized Study.J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Oct;34(10):533-538
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Ninety-seven patients who sustained a low-energy fall and undergoing hip fracture surgery were randomized to receive either a peri-operative fascia iliaca block (FIB; n=57) or a control (n=40). The primary outcomes of interest were VAS pain scores, morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), effects of opiate consumption, postoperative ambulatory distance at 72 hours, and block-associated complications...
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