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Peripheral Nerve Blocks Reduce Postoperative Pain After Hip Replacement

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Reduce Postoperative Pain After Hip Replacement

Peripheral nerve blocks may reduce postoperative pain and increase patient satisfaction in adults undergoing elective primary hip replacement.

Regional Nerve Block May Provide Effective Pain Relief In Hip Fracture

Regional Nerve Block May Provide Effective Pain Relief In Hip Fracture

The use of a regional nerve block may provide noticeable pain relief, reduce time to first mobilization, and decrease the risk for pneumonia in patients with hip fractures.

Fluoroscopically Guided Sacroiliac Interventions: Appropriate Use Criteria

Fluoroscopically Guided Sacroiliac Interventions: Appropriate Use Criteria

The Spine Intervention Society reported an overview of appropriate use criteria for fluoroscopically guided injections and radiofrequency procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint and posterior sacroiliac complex pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcomes Not Dependent on Prior Neuropathic Pain Medication Use

Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcomes Not Dependent on Prior Neuropathic Pain Medication Use

In patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation for lower extremity pain, the use of neuropathic pain medication and opioids prior to the procedure may not have an impact on outcomes.

Low-Dose Perineural Dexamethasone Prolongs Effects of Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Low-Dose Perineural Dexamethasone Prolongs Effects of Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Low doses of perineural dexamethasone were shown to prolong the duration of ropivacaine brachial plexus nerve block analgesia.

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral neuromodulation may represent an effective and safe treatment approach for refractory bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Femoral Nerve Block Effective for Endoluminal Laser Ablation-Associated Pain

Femoral Nerve Block Effective for Endoluminal Laser Ablation-Associated Pain

Femoral nerve block guided by ultrasound represents a safe and effective strategy for reducing intraoperative pain associated with endoluminal laser ablation.

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Researchers observed a reduction in pain score in a patient using wireless peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.

Sciatic Plus Femoral Nerve Blocks Effective on Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain

Sciatic Plus Femoral Nerve Blocks Effective on Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain

Adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block after total hip arthroplasty significantly reduces pain.

Nerve Blocks Reduce Acute and Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair

Nerve Blocks Reduce Acute and Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair

Two types of peripheral nerve blocks, lateral abdominal transversus abdominis plane block and iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal nerve block, were found to be effective in reducing acute and long-term pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy.

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