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2023 Jan 12

Korean J Anesthesiol

Erector spinae plane block versus fascia iliaca block after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial comparing analgesic effectiveness and motor block.


Flaviano E, Bettinelli S, Assandri M, Muhammad H, Benigni A, Cappelleri G, Mariano ER, Lorini LF, Bugada D
Korean J Anesthesiol. 2023 Jan 12.
PMID: 36632641.


Ultrasound-guided, supra-inguinal fascia iliaca block (FIB) provides effective analgesia after total hip arthroplasty (THA), but is complicated by high rates of motor block. The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a promising motor-sparing technique. In this study, we test the analgesic superiority of FIB over ESPB, while also comparing motor impairment.