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Examining the efficacy of a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block after hip arthroplasty

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May 2017

Examining the efficacy of a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block after hip arthroplasty

Vol: 6| Issue: 5| Number:7| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block after total hip arthroplasty: a randomised trial

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Oct;60(9):1297-305

Contributing Authors:
O Mathiesen JB Dahl KH Thybo H Schmidt D Hägi-Pedersen

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60 patients with moderate-to-severe pain during hip flexion immediately after total hip arthroplasty were randomized to be administered a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block or saline. Patients were assessed for pain over 45 minutes after administration. Patients then underwent crossed-over to the other treatment. Results demonstrated significantly lower pain scores at 45 minutes in those treate...

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