BMC Anesthesiol 2020 05 28;20(1):130. Epub 2020 May 28.
Laboratory and Clinical Research Institute for Pain, Department of Anaesthesiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Room 424, Block K, 102, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Background: It is unclear whether regional anesthesia with infraclavicular nerve block or general anesthesia provides better postoperative analgesia after distal radial fracture fixation, especially when combined with regular postoperative analgesic medications. The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic effects of regional versus general anesthesia.
Methods: In this prospective, observer blinded, randomized controlled trial, 52 patients undergoing distal radial fracture fixation received either general anesthesia (n = 26) or regional anesthesia (infraclavicular nerve block, n = 26). Read More