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A Randomized Prospective Study of Comparison of IV Fentanyl vs. Femoral Nerve Block to Facilitate Administration of Subarachnoid Block in Sitting Position for Femur Fracture Surgeries
Providing adequate pain relief not only gives comfort to the patients, but also shown to improve positioning for neuraxial block. Analgesics or femoral nerve block (FNB) are often used to help the patient tolerate pain while positioning for neuraxial block. Femoral nerve block has been shown to be an effective method of analgesia for fractured femoral shaft when it is performed either during pre-hospital management or in the emergency department. Aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of femoral nerve block and IV Fentanyl in femur shaft fracture patients for positioning them for neuraxial block.
Femoral Nerve Block, Efficacy, Fentanyl, Analgesia, Intervention.
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