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Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade as Analgesia for Hip Fractures in the Acute Phase

This study has been completed.
IMK Fonden
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Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: September 13, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
To evaluate the analgesic potential of an neural blockade (Fascia iliaca compartment) with local anaesthetics in patients with hip fracture immediately after arrival in the emergency department.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hip Fracture
Procedure: Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade as Analgesia for Hip Fractures in the Acute Phase

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain relief within 3 hours

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Nausea
  • Pain on transfer
  • Discomfort with block placement

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: May 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2006
Detailed Description:
Hip fracture patients have severe pain in the acute phase. Traditional analgesic treatment have consisted of intramuscular morphine with its associated side effects. The trial evaluates the Fascia iliaca compartment compared to regular opioid pain therapy in hip fracture patinets immediately after arrival at the emergency department.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary hip fracture suspected
  • able to give informed consent
  • no substance abuse
  • no regular opioid therapy
  • no opioid treatment within the last 6 hours
  • morphine intolerance
  • allergies to local anaesthetics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fracture ruled out on x-ray
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00162630

Hvidovre University Hospital
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
IMK Fonden
Study Director: Nicolai B Foss, MD Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00162630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HHSG-rct-04
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: September 13, 2006

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
Hip fracture, pain, regional anaesthesia, analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
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