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Femoral Nerve Block With Bupivacaine and Adjuvant Dexamethasone in Patients With Hip Fracture

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Last updated:18th Sep 2014

Prolongation of the analgesic effect of a femoral nerve block from the present 15 hours to 24 hours in patients with hip fracture would have a major impact in order to provide better preoperative analgesia for this group.

In other trials concerning other nerves then the femoral nerve the addition of Dexamethasone to the local anesthetics doubled the analgesic duration. No studies has investigated the effect of the addition of Dexamethasone to the femoral nerve block in patients with hip fracture.

The aim of our study is to investigate if more patients with hip fracture experience a preoperative analgesic duration of at least 24 hours after a femoral nerve block with the addition of Dexamethasone compared to the same nerve block done without Dexamethasone.

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Study start date 2014-09-18

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