Open Access Research Article Article ID: OJT-3-120

    Rib fractures and nerve block. A 84 case study

    Efstathios K Metaxas*, Ioannis Stamatatos, Sophia Ispanopoulou, Konstantia Bouchra, Stamatia Georgoudi, Areti Falara, Vasiliki Katsou, Christina Balakera and Georgios Meimaris

    The aim of the study is to determine the importance of nerve block in rib fracture patients.

    Methods: During the period January 2017- December 2018 a retrospective study took place. Eighty four patients diagnosed already with rib fractures underwent nerve bock by thoracic surgery department at General Hospital of Nicaea-Piraeus, Greece.

    Results: All 84 patients received nerve block and 54 of them received nerve block and Diclofenac injection. After a week of post nerve block along with regularly analgesic-NSAID medication the recorded pain has been reduced to minimum.


    Published on: Jul 20, 2019 Pages: 10-11

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojt.000020
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