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2021 May 05

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Obturator nerve block does not provide analgesic benefits in total hip arthroplasty under multimodal analgesic regimen: a randomized controlled trial.


Marty P, Chassery C, Rontes O, Vuillaume C, Basset B, Merouani M, Marquis C, Delussy A, Delbos M-C, Ferre F, Bataille B, Joshi G, Delbos A
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 May 05.
PMID: 33952684.


Although regional analgesia is considered an important component of optimal pain management, use of peripheral nerve blocks for total hip arthroplasty remains controversial. Since the obturator nerve innervates the anteromedial part of the joint capsule, we hypothesized that an obturator nerve block would decrease the opioid consumption after total hip arthroplasty.