Ultrasound-Guided Suprainguinal Fascia Iliaca Technique Provides Benefit as an Analgesic Adjunct for Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty.

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Journal Article

Analgesia after total hip arthroplasty is often accomplished by the fascia iliaca compartment block, traditionally performed below the inguinal ligament, to anesthetize both femoral and lateral femoral cutaneous nerves. The course of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve below the inguinal ligament is variable as opposed to consistent above the inguinal ligament in the pelvis. In this case series including 5 patients, we demonstrate that an ultrasound-guided suprainguinal fascia iliaca approach would consistently anesthetize the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve along with anterior cutaneous femoral nerve branches and provide cutaneous analgesia after total hip arthroplasty, as shown by decreased opioid consumption.

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Cited Authors

  • Bullock, WM; Yalamuri, SM; Gregory, SH; Auyong, DB; Grant, SA

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 438

PubMed ID

  • 27943417

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27943417

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-9613

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-4297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7863/ultra.16.03012

Language

  • eng