A modified fascia iliaca compartment block has significant morphine-sparing effect after total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Stevens2007AMF,
  title={A modified fascia iliaca compartment block has significant morphine-sparing effect after total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Mariam Stevens and G W Harrison and Matthew McGrail},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          949-52
        }
}
We assessed whether a modified fascia iliaca compartment block in unilateral total hip arthroplasty provides a morphine-sparing effect in the first 24 hours. This involved a randomised, double blind study of 44 patients. Both groups received a modified fascia iliaca block with the trial group receiving 30 ml 0.5% bupivacaine with 1:200,000 adrenaline, 150 microg clonidine and 9 ml 0.9% saline and the control group receiving 40 ml 0.9% saline. Otherwise both groups received identical care with a… CONTINUE READING

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