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January 27, 2023

BMJ Open




Efficacy of pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block on perioperative pain management in elderly patients undergoing hip surgical procedures: a protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis.


An increasing number of elderly patients suffer from hip diseases associated with moderate to severe perioperative pain during the accelerating global ageing process. Optimal analgesia can decrease perioperative complications and facilitate elderly patients' perioperative recovery. Pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block is a relatively new, analgesia adequate and motor-sparing block technique for perioperative pain management of hip diseases. However, the efficacy of PENG block remains unclear as the limited clinical evidence. Then, we will perform a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify the efficacy of PENG block for perioperative pain management.