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2020 May 22

J Am Geriatr Soc

Pain Management with Early Regional Anesthesia in Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients.


Garlich JM, Pujari A, Moak Z, Debbi E, Yalamanchili R, Stephenson S, Stephan S, Polakof L, Little M, Moon C, Anand K, Lin CA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May 22.
PMID: 32442348.


Geriatric hip fracture patients are susceptible to the adverse effects of opioid-induced analgesia. Fascia iliaca blocks (FIBs) have emerged as an analgesic technique for this population. There are limited data on a preoperative FIB's effect on perioperative opioid intake. We hypothesized that preoperative FIB would reduce perioperative opioid consumption, measured in morphine milliequivalents (MMEs).