Effect of brachial plexus blockade vs. general anaesthesia in DRF fixation
Does Brachial Plexus Blockade Result in Improved Pain Scores After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation? A Randomized TrialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 May;474(5):1247-54
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36 patients with closed, displaced, and unstable distal radius fracture were randomized to receive either general anaesthesia or brachial plexus blockade. The purpose of this study was to compare pain scores and analgesic consumption at 2, 4, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 postoperative hours. Operative time was also recorded. Follow-up was scheduled for 2, 6, and 12 weeks postoperatively to assess, narcoti...
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