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Active Clinical Trials

A Prospective Comparison of Continuous vs Single-Shot Brachial Plexus Block for Isolated Operative Distal Radial Fractures

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Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital

Category:
Anesthesia
Contact: 

For more information, please contact Karen Pealer at 412-359-3239 or Karen.Pealer@ahn.org.

A Prospective Comparison of Continuous vs Single-Shot Brachial Plexus Block for Isolated Operative Distal Radial Fractures

Purpose: 

The primary purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of the continuous vs the single shot brachial plexus nerve block for pain control in distal radius fractures. Effectiveness will be measured by patient satisfaction, reports of pain scores in PACU and 3 POD (post-op days) and total opioid consumption.

Inclusion Criteria:

Males or Females > 17 years of age.

Must have an isolated distal radius fracture and scheduled for out-patient surgical repair.

BMI must be < 40.

Subjects must be discharged to home same day as surgery.

Subjects must be able to read and understand English and be able to consent for themselves.

Subjects must be agreeable to follow-up phone calls for 3-days.

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects < 18 years of age. 

BMI > 40

Subjects cannot have history of opioid abuse or receiving opioids for chronic pain.

Subjects cannot have pre-existing carpal tunnel syndrome or have carpal tunnel related to the fracture.

Subjects cannot have any pre-existing nerve injury/chronic pain.