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Abstracts for Considerations in the Management of Trauma, Free Paper Session 2, Wednesday 16 September 15.45–16.30, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Fascia iliaca compartment block in the emergency department
  1. A. Chesters,
  2. S. Elkhodair,
  3. J. Mortazavi,
  4. D. McAuley
  1. West Suffolk Hospital

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    Introduction

    Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) was first described by Dalens in 1989 and is widely used by anaesthetists for elective orthopaedic surgery. Hip fractures usually cause considerable pain and the use of opioids is associated with significant adverse effects. The block involves infiltration of local anaesthetic just behind the fascia iliaca at the junction …

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