Background: Both psoas compartment block and fascia iliaca compartment block have been shown to be reliable blocks for postoperative pain relief for procedures involving the hip joint. This study evaluated the efficacy of continuous psoas compartment block with continuous fascia iliaca block for postoperative analgesia after hip surgery. Methods: In randomized blinded study Forty, ASA I-III patients aged 30-75 years, with BMI less than 40, scheduled for hip surgery, were divided to one of two groups. Group P: continuous psoas compartment block (n = 18) and group F: continuous fascia iliaca block (n = 19). Standard general anesthesia was induced after finishing the block technique. After recovery 30 ml of 0.125% levobupivacaine was injected through the catheter to all patients. Postoperative 24 h meperidine consumption, patient satisfaction, visual analogue scale pain scores at (1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 h) postoperative, postoperative hemodynamics (HR and MAp), evidence of sensory and motor blockades, and incidence of adverse effects were recorded. Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups in 24 h postoperative meperidine requirements, postoperative VAS, patient satisfaction, postoperative hemodynamics, and distribution of sensory and motor block of (femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, and obturator nerves). The epidural anesthesia occurred in two patients in psoas group (11%). Conclusion: Both continuous fascia iliaca block and continuous psoas compartment block were comparable in providing safe and effective analgesia after hip surgery. -_ 2012 Egyptian Society of Anesthesiologists. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
A., A., & S., R. (2012). The analgesic efficacy of continuous fascia iliaca block vs. continuous psoas compartment block after hip surgery: A comparative study. Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia, 28(3), 183–187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2012.02.007