Oh, snap

Hip fracture is an unfortunately frequent event with our aging population, and although we know about the surgical interventions, analgesia is an important part of the management plan. There are more options than just simpe analgesia and opioids though – but how do they stack up?

The Annals of Internal Medicine this month gives the full text of this article comparing the effectiveness of various regimens post hip fracture – and nerve blockade seems to be pretty effective. The team looked at over 80 studies (more than 60 which were RCTs), but unfortunately the data on other analgesia was relatively inconclusive. 

Worth a browse for the orthopods and anaesthetists out there – check it out here

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