Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture
Summary of Benefits (1)
In summary, nerve blocks reduce the intensity of acute pain and can be as effective as spinal anesthesia for relief of acute pain. Nerve blocks reduce the likelihood of delirium and do not affect mortality rates either positively or negatively.
Keywords: acute pain | delirium | mortality rate | nerve blocks | pain | pain management | preoperative | skin traction | 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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