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Are fascia iliaca blocks an effective method of pain management in children with fractured femurs?

Report by: Dr Bill Jamieson, ST3 Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Search checked by: Dr Ben Pope, ST3 Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Institution: St Georges Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Three-part question

(In children with fractured femurs) are (fascia iliaca blocks as effective as femoral nerve blocks or traditional systemic analgesia) at (decreasing pain)?

Clinical scenario

A 9-year-old boy with osteogenesis imperfecta is admitted, having fallen out of bed and sustained a left fractured femur. He is …

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