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Vol:107 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13942
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Anterior Quadratus Lumborum Block for Postoperative Pain Control in Hip Arthroscopy

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OrthoEvidence. Anterior Quadratus Lumborum Block for Postoperative Pain Control in Hip Arthroscopy. ACE Report. 2021;107(1):1. Available from:

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

Anterior Quadratus Lumborum Block Does Not Provide Superior Pain Control after Hip Arthroscopy: A Double-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

Anesthesiology. 2021 Sep 1;135(3): 433-441.

Contributing Authors:
SC Haskins A Tseng H Zhong M Mamic SI Cheng JA Nejim DS Wetmore SH Coleman AS Ranawat DH Nawabi BT Kelly SG Memtsoudis

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Ninety six patients undergoing hip arthroscopy were randomized to receive a perioperative anterior quadratus lumborum block (n=48) or no block (n=48). Outcomes of interest included postoperative pain scores, patient satisfaction, opioid consumption, quadriceps strength and adverse events. No significant differences in postoperative pain scores or opioid consumption were found at any time point. Th...

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