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CLINICAL INVESTIGATION
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127

Lumbar plexus block for post-operative analgesia following hip surgery: A comparison of "3 in 1" and psoas compartment block


1 D.A., M.D., Assoc. Prof., Department of Anaesthesia, S.N. Medical College, Agra-282002, India
2 M.D., EX-Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, S.N. Medical College, Agra-282002, India
3 M.D., Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia, S.N. Medical College, Agra-282002, India
4 M.B.B.S. Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, S.N. Medical College, Agra-282002, India

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We used a single shot lumbar plexus block by posterior approach (Psoas compartment block- PCB) or anterior approach ('3in1' block) for postoperative analgesia in the patients of hip fractures operated under spinal anaesthesia. The blocks were given at the end of operation with 0.25% of bupivacaine and pain was assessed using Verbal Rating scale at 1,6,12 and 24 hours postoperatively both during rest and physiotherapy. We also noted time for first analgesic, need of supplemental analgesics and quality of analgesia during 24 hours. The mean time for first demand of analgesia was 12.4 ±7.9 and 10.7±6.4 hrs in groups PCB and '3 in 1' respectively (p>0.05). Requirement of supplemental analgesics was considerably reduced and more than 80% patients in both groups needed only single injection of diclofenac in 24 hrs. It was concluded that both approaches of lumbar plexus block were effective in providing post operative analgesia after hip surgery.


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