So NOF’s aren’t the most glamorous of topics to cover on a podcast, but the difference we can make to patients but refining our care is huge.
Neck of femur fractures have a high and increasing incidence. They occur predominantly in frail patients who have the greatest risk of complications, both from the injury and medical interventions.
In this episode we’ll be running through their presentation, discuss both the clinical and radiological diagnostics. We’ll also be looking in depth about both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of pain relief and have a think about where fascia-iliaca compartment blocks sit with regards to pre and in- hospital practice.
Finally we’ll move on to the definitive surgical approach and in-hospital care.
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Simon, Rob & James
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Comparison of USG-guided or landmark approach fascia iliaca compartment block for positioning in elderly hip fracture patients with spinal anesthesia: a randomized controlled observational study. Tuna Ertürk. Turk J Med Sci. 2021
An integrative comparative study between ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia versus parenteral opioids alone for analgesia in emergency department patients with hip fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hany A. Zaki. Heliyon. 2022