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ACE Report #10343
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Combined block of lateral cutaneous and subcostal nerves in THA no more effective than placebo

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

No effect of double nerve block of the lateral cutaneous nerve and subcostal nerves in total hip arthroplasty

Acta Orthop. 2018 Jun;89(3):272-277

Contributing Authors: IN Sierevelt MV Rademakers JL: Bron J Verhart D De Vries HJ Kingma

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162 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to either nerve block of the lateral femoral cutaneous and subcostal nerves with ropivacaine, or to placebo intervention with saline infiltration. Patients were assessed over the first 40 hours for analgesic outcomes (pain scores, rescue analgesia use) and complications, and at 6-week follow-up for functional outcomes and quality-of...

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