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2022 Apr 14

Perioper Med (Lond)



Analgesic effect of iliopsoas plane block for hip fracture.


Wang C-G, Yang Y, Yang M-Y, Wang X-L, Ding Y-L
Perioper Med (Lond). 2022 Apr 14; 11(1):15.
PMID: 35418144.


Hip fracture and surgery are associated with moderate to severe pain, which hampers early mobilization and extends the hospital stay. Femoral nerve block and fascia iliaca compartment block could provide effective postoperative pain relief. Unfortunately, they could weaken the strength of the quadriceps muscle and increase the risk of falls. Iliopsoas plane block (IPB) is a novel motor-sparing regional technique, which targets the sensory branches of the hip joint originating from the femoral nerve. However, the analgesic effect of IPB has not been confirmed yet.