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Acute Pain Management Protocol for Pelvic, Hip and Proximal Femur Procedures

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Regional anesthesia is an important adjunct for analgesia following hip, pelvis, and upper leg procedures. These techniques are utilized in a variety of patient populations including trauma, sports medicine, and geriatrics. Benefits of regional anesthesia in these populations include reduced opioid requirements, which minimizes side-effects of these medications. Nerve blocks may be performed before or after the planned procedure and special consideration of the risks, benefits, complications, and alternatives of regional anesthesia should be considered given the type or surgery and specific patient characteristics. Common blocks used to provide analgesia to the hip, pelvis, and upper leg include lumbar plexus, fascia iliaca, femoral, and obturator nerve blocks. This chapter discusses common surgical procedures of the hip, pelvis, and upper leg and applicable regional anesthetic techniques.

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Hollis, N., Glines, K. (2023). Acute Pain Management Protocol for Pelvic, Hip and Proximal Femur Procedures. In: Li, J., Jiang, W., Vadivelu, N. (eds) First Aid Perioperative Ultrasound. Springer, Cham.

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