Does Brachial Plexus Blockade Result in Improved Pain Scores After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation? A Randomized Trial.

@article{Galos2016DoesBP,
  title={Does Brachial Plexus Blockade Result in Improved Pain Scores After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation? A Randomized Trial.},
  author={David K Galos and David P. Taormina and Alexander M Crespo and David Yi Ding and Anthony Sapienza and Sudheer Jain and Nirmal C. Tejwani},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2016},
  volume={474 5},
  pages={1247-54}
}
BACKGROUND Distal radius fractures are very common injuries and surgical treatment for them can be painful. Achieving early pain control may help improve patient satisfaction and improve functional outcomes. Little is known about which anesthesia technique (general anesthesia versus brachial plexus blockade) is most beneficial for pain control after distal radius fixation which could significantly affect patients' postoperative course and experience. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked: (1) Did… CONTINUE READING