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Effect of brachial plexus blockade vs. general anaesthesia in DRF fixation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Does Brachial Plexus Blockade Result in Improved Pain Scores After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation? A Randomized Trial

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 May;474(5):1247-54

Contributing Authors: DK Galos DP Taormina A Crespo DY Ding A Sapienza S Jain NC Tejwani

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Synopsis

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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