Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Emergency Medicine


Elijah Salzer, DMSc, PA-C, NYSAFE, C-EFM


Acute hip fractures are common injuries evaluated in the emergency department. Emergency medicine providers are tasked with managing severe pain while also trying to reduce harm caused by over utilization of opioids. Currently, the utilization of multimodal analgesics is a mainstay of pain management. This includes peripheral nerve blocks which have emerged as a useful tool to decrease severe pain from acute hip fractures with minimal risk to patient.1 The purpose of this article is to review the fascia iliaca compartment block and the benefits of early utilization preoperatively and postoperatively.


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