Ultrasound-guided 3-in-1 FNB reduces pain & morphine consumption in hip fracture patients
A Comparison of Ultrasound-guided Three-in-one Femoral Nerve Block Versus Parentel Opioids Alone for Analgesia in Emergency Department Patients With Hip Fractures: A Randomized Controlled TrialAcad Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;20(6):584-91. doi: 10.1111/acem.12154
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36 elderly hip fracture patients were randomized to be treated with ultra-sound (US) guided three-in-one femoral nerve block (FNB) plus morphine or standard care consisting of a placebo injection and morphine. The results aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of femoral nerve blocks in pain control and reduction of morphine consumption over a 4 hour period. At study completion, US-guided FNB re...
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