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2020 May 28

BMC Anesthesiol



Infraclavicular nerve block reduces postoperative pain after distal radial fracture fixation: a randomized controlled trial.


Wong SS, Chan WS, Fang C, Chan CW, Lau TW, Leung F, Cheung CW
BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 May 28; 20(1):130.
PMID: 32466746.


It is unclear whether regional anesthesia with infraclavicular nerve block or general anesthesia provides better postoperative analgesia after distal radial fracture fixation, especially when combined with regular postoperative analgesic medications. The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic effects of regional versus general anesthesia.