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J Clin Anesth. 2010 Jun;22(4):256-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.08.006.

Comparison of femoral nerve block and fascia iliaca block for analgesia following reconstructive knee surgery in adolescents.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH 44308, USA. ifarid@chmca.org

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE:

To compare the femoral nerve block with the fascia iliaca block for postoperative analgesia in adolescents undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

DESIGN:

Randomized, single-blinded study.

SETTING:

Full-service pediatric medical center.

PATIENTS:

23 ASA physical status I and II patients, aged 8 to 16 years, undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair.

INTERVENTIONS:

Patients received either fascia iliaca or femoral nerve block prior to reconstructive surgery.

MEASUREMENTS:

Pain scores by visual analog scale (VAS; 0-10) and morphine use were routinely recorded through to discharge from the hospital. Pain scores were assessed on days 1 and 2 at home post-discharge.

MAIN RESULTS:

There was no difference between the femoral nerve block and the fascia iliaca nerve block in VAS pain scores or postoperative morphine consumption.

CONCLUSION:

Either the femoral nerve block or the fascia iliaca block, followed by patient-controlled analgesia with morphine, provides efficacious analgesia for adolescents undergoing ACL reconstruction.

Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID:
20522355
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