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2021 Feb 26

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block provides improved short-term analgesia compared with the femoral nerve block in hip fracture surgery: a single-center double-blinded randomized comparative trial.


Lin D-Y, Morrison C, Brown B, Saies A, Pawar R, Vermeulen M, Anderson S R, Lee T S, Doornberg J, Kroon H, Jaarsma R
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Feb 26.
PMID: 33637625.


The femoral nerve block (FNB) may be used for analgesia in hip fracture surgery. The pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block is a novel regional technique and may provide better pain reduction while preserving motor function, but these blocks have not been directly compared.