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2020 Apr 22

J Clin Anesth


The impact of fascia iliaca compartment block on chronic postsurgical pain in patients undergoing hip fracture repair.


Diakomi M, Papaioannou M, Georgoudis G, Argyra E, Mela A, Siafaka I, Makris A
J Clin Anesth. 2020 Apr 22; 64:109801.
PMID: 32334292.


Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP), i.e. pain persisting >3 months, may appear after any type of surgery. There is a paucity of literature addressing CPSP development after hip fracture repair and the impact of any analgesic intervention on the development of CPSP in patients after hip fracture surgery. This study is the first aiming to examine the impact of ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca compartment block (USG FICB) on the development of CPSP after hip fracture repair.