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ACE Report #5172
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Ultrasound-guided 3-in-1 FNB reduces pain & morphine consumption in hip fracture patients


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

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 Trial

Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;20(6):584-91. doi: 10.1111/acem.12154

Contributing Authors: FL Beaudoin JP Haran O Liebmann

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Synopsis

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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