Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture
Effectiveness of Nerve Block on Acute Pain: Conclusions
In general, when compared with usual care, nerve blocks provide greater relief from the acute pain of hip fracture. The strength of evidence for the overall literature leading to this conclusion is moderate. Nerve blocks used intraoperatively can be as effective as spinal anesthesia for relief of acute pain. The strength of evidence supporting this conclusion is low.
Keywords: acute pain | anesthesia | anesthesia | epidural | nerve block | pain | pain management | regional block | spinal | hip fracture
- Abou-Setta AM, Beaupre LA, Jones CA, et al. Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture. AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 30 (Prepared by the University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0023). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC022-EF.
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