Patients receiving an additional PENG block for analgesia during total hip arthroplasty experience less direct (Day 0) postoperative pain, with preserved quadriceps muscle strength and similar time to mobilization compared to patients having spinal anesthesia and local infiltration analgesia only. For total hip arthroplasty, the PENG block should be considered as part of multimodal analgesia.
THA: Total hip arthroplasty; PENG block: Pericapsular nerve group block; RCT : Randomized controlled trial; NRS: Numeric rating scale; NHS: Noarlunga Health Services; FMC: Flinders Medical Centre; NTR: Netherlands Trial Registry; CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials; APS: Acute Pain Service; LIA: Local infiltration analgesia; PROMs: Patient reported outcome measures; PROMIS: Patient-reported outcomes measurement information system; QoR-15 questionnaire: Quality of Recovery-15 questionnaire; SD: Standard Deviation.
Ms. Jenifer Monaghan, Ms. Susan Rattigan and Ms. Vanessa Scotland of Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, Australia for their wonderful efforts with patient inclusion and follow up.
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Ethics approval and consent to participate
This multi-centre double-blinded randomized-controlled trial was conducted at two teaching hospitals in Adelaide, Australia; Noarlunga Health Services (NHS) and Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). Institutional ethics approval was obtained (SALHN/HREC/292.20) and written informed consent was acquired from all participants.
All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.
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All participants gave written informed consent to participation and also to publication. Ethical approval also includes publication of results in a deidentified manner.
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