Fascia iliaca compartment blockade for acute pain control in hip fracture patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Nicolai B Foss, Billy B Kristensen, Morten Bundgaard, Mikkel Bak, Christian Heiring, Christina Virkelyst, Sine Hougaard, Henrik Kehlet

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Abstract

Hip fracture patients are in severe pain upon arrival at the emergency department. Pain treatment is traditionally based on systemic opioids. No study has examined the effect of fascia iliaca compartment blockade (FICB) in acute hip fracture pain management within a double-blind, randomized setup.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume106
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)773-8
Number of pages6
ISSN0003-3022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Morphine
  • Nerve Block
  • Pain Management

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