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Comparison of the efficacy of femoral nerve block and fascia iliaca compartment block in patients with total knee replacement.

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Summary of "Comparison of the efficacy of femoral nerve block and fascia iliaca compartment block in patients with total knee replacement."

Blocking the femoral nerve reduces postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients who have undergone total knee and hip replacement surgery. A limited number of studies have compared the efficacy of the fascia iliaca compartment and femoral nerve block techniques. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the analgesic effectiveness of fascia iliaca compartment block and femoral nerve block using ultrasound.

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Name: Minerva anestesiologica
ISSN: 1827-1596
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