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2019 Dec 30




Analgesic evaluation of ultrasound-guided Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) block for emergency hip surgery in fragile patients: a case series.


Pagano T, Scarpato F, Chicone G, Carbone D, Bussemi C B, Albano F, Ruotolo F
Arthroplasty. 2019 Dec 30; 1(1):18.
PMID: 35240764.


Emergency hip surgery is common especially in elderly patients. Very often we are faced with elderly and fragile patients with several comorbidities. In these cases a careful pain control is crucial to reduce length of stay, costs, postoperative complications and mortality. Currently the Fascia Iliaca Block (FIB) and the Femoral Nerve Block (FNB) are the main techniques used for this purpose.