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Regional nerve block in fractured neck of femur
  1. Bruce Martin, Specialist Registrar,
  2. Baha Ali, Senior Clinical Fellow
  1. K Mackway-Jones, Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK;
  1. kevin.mackway-jones{at}man.ac.uk

Abstract

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether regional nerve block is better than intravenous analgesia in reducing pain in hip fractures. Altogether 21 papers were found using the reported search, of which four presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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