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ACE Report #9524
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Poorer early analgesia with fascia iliaca block vs local anaesthetic infiltration in hip arthroscopy

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Versus Local Anesthetic Infiltration After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan;33(1):125-132

Contributing Authors: M Garner Z Alsheemeri A Sardesai V Khanduja

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46 patients scheduled for arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and a labral tear were randomized to postoperative analgesia with either a fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) or local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) into the arthroscopic portals. Patients were assessed for pain scores, opioid consumption, and the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting over the first 24 ho...

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