Is Regional Anesthesia of the Hip Preferable Over Traditional Analgesia in the Acute Stage of the Management of Patients With a Fracture of the Hip
The main hypothesis of the study is that anaesthesia of the hip using infiltration with a local anesthetic solution is preferable over traditional analgesia with oral opioid medications in the acute stage of the management of patients with a fracture of the hip.
To study the hypothesis the investigators designed a prospective randomised study where patients are assigned in two groups, the first receiving local hip anesthesia and the other placebo treatment. Both groups are eligible to use of standard oral pain treatment.
Effect of analgesia as well as medical complications will be recorded.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Pain [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]
- medical complications (Number of participants that develop pressure ulcers, number of participants that develop pneumonia) [ Time Frame: under hospitalization (expected average of 10 days) ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: ropivacaine||
Local injection (fascia iliaca block) using 150 mg ropivacaine
Other Name: Narop
|Placebo Comparator: Natrium chloride||
Drug: Natrium chloride
Placebo injection of Natrium chloride solution
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01593319
|Ortopedkliniken, Centralsjukhuset i Karlstad|
|Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden, S-65185|
|Study Chair:||Anders Hallberg, Forskningsschef||Centrum för klinisk forskning. Centralsjukhuset, 651 85 Karlstad, Sweden|