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ACE Report #9257
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OTA 2016: Continuous vs single-shot block after distal radius & ankle fracture fixation

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

Single versus continuous nerve block for extremity fractures: a comparative study

Contributing Authors: A Ganta D Ding N Fisher S Jain N Tejwani

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90 patients scheduled for either distal radius fracture fixation (n=40) or ankle fracture fixation (n=50) were randomized to postoperative analgesia using either a continuous or single-shot nerve block. An infraclavicular block was used for distal radius procedures, and a popliteal-sciatic block was used for ankle procedures. Outcomes included pain scores and pain medication consumption at 8, 12, ...

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