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2020 Apr 01

Korean J Pain



Comparison of preoperative ultrasound guided fascia iliaca block femoral nerve block for proximal femur fractures before positioning for spinal anesthesia: an observational study.


Severe pain associated with proximal femur fractures makes the positioning for regional anesthesia a challenge. Systemic administration of analgesics can have adverse effects. Individually, both the fascia iliaca block (FIB) and femoral nerve blocks (FNB) have been studied. However, there is little evidence comparing the two. The aim of this study was to compare the overall efficacy of the two blocks in patients with proximal femur fracture before positioning for spinal anesthesia.