ACE Report #7890
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

COA 2015: Femoral nerve block reduces pain yet increases patient falls in arthroscopy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Pre-operative Femoral Nerve Block for Hip Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: JG Xing FW Abdallah S Oldfield ML Murnaghan R Brull DB Whelan

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50 patients undergoing hip arthroscopy were randomized to receive either preoperative femoral nerve block or saline treatment to determine the benefits of femoral nerve block after 24 hours in terms of opioid consumption. Results indicated that femoral nerve block lead to less pain in the early post-operative period without altering opioid consumption or adverse events. However, femoral nerve bloc...

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