Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blocks for Pain Control in Hip Fractures

2019-09-18 03:27:55 | BioPortfolio


This study is comparing the use of a peripheral nerve block and standard opioid pain medications in pain control in hip fractures prior to surgery. A peripheral nerve block is a procedure that injects numbing medicine around a nerve to help decrease the pain, motion, and sensation around the painful site temporarily. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if peripheral nerve blocks are more effective for pain control than just standard opioid pain medication while decreasing the amount of side effects from opioid medication.

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Hip Fractures


Nerve Block


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Medical University of South Carolina

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:55-0400

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Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.

Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.

Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.

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