Femoral nerve block vs fascia iliaca block for total knee arthroplasty postoperative pain control.
Comparison of femoral nerve block and fascia iliaca block for analgesia following reconstructive knee surgery in adolescents.
Incisional continuous fascia iliaca block provides more effective pain relief and fewer side effects than opioids after pelvic osteotomy in children.
Key Words: modified fascia iliaca compartment block, total hip arthroplasty, analgesia, morphine-sparing
The aim of this study was to assess whether a modified fascia iliaca compartment block would provide a morphine-sparing effect in the first 24 hours post THA.
Both groups received a modified fascia iliaca compartment block.
This study has shown that the use of a modified fascia iliaca compartment block has a significant opioid sparing effect at 12 and 24 hours post unilateral THA.
The basis of our modification of the fascia iliaca block was the observation that occasionally when performing a block for inguinal hernia repair (specifically targeting the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral nerves), a femoral nerve block also resulted.
In conclusion, our modification of the fascia iliaca compartment block had a statistically significant morphine-sparing effect post unilateral THA in the first 24 hours.