Continuous erector spinae plane block at lumbar level for relief of severe pain due to hip fracture: case series

  • Alejandro Tovar-Gutiérrez a. Pain Medicine Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. b. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hospital San Vicente Fundación. Medellín, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5037-476X
  • Julio Ernesto Camelo-Rincón a. Pain Medicine Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. b. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hospital San Vicente Fundación. Medellín, Colombia.
  • Óscar Iván Vásquez-Gómez a. Pain Medicine Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. b. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hospital San Vicente Fundación. Medellín, Colombia.
  • Adriana Margarita Cadavid-Puentes a. Pain Medicine Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. b. Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hospital San Vicente Fundación. Medellín, Colombia.
Keywords: Pain, Hip fracture, Erector spinae plane block, Multimodal analgesia, Regional anesthesia

Abstract

Introduction: Hip fracture pain is frequently acute and disabling and increases perioperative complications in the patient; hence it requires a multimodal analgesia approach. This case series describes the continuous erector spinae plane block at the lumbar level for hip fracture analgesia.

Methods: A search was conducted of patients with hip fracture referred to the pain service of Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación (HUSVF) from August 2019 to March 2020, who had undergone continuous erector spinae plane block as part of their analgesic regimen.

Results: A total of 6 patients, 4 females and 2 males with an average age of 75 years were identified. A reduction in pain intensity from acute to mild or absent was observed in every case, up to 24 hours after the initial injection. 66 % experienced a relapse of severe pain after 24 hours and 2 patients the catheter functionality failed after 24 hours. One patient underwent dermatome pinprick assessment.

Conclusions: The continuous erector spinae plane block with a single injection provided analgesic efficacy similar to other single injection peripheral blocks, although continuous analgesia for more than 24 hours was not achieved. Some variations in the block technique described may improve the analgesic effectiveness in patients with hip fracture pain.

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Tovar-Gutiérrez A, Camelo-Rincón JE, Vásquez-Gómez Óscar I, Cadavid-Puentes AM. Continuous erector spinae plane block at lumbar level for relief of severe pain due to hip fracture: case series. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Feb.8 [cited 2021Apr.23];49. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/962

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Tovar-Gutiérrez A, Camelo-Rincón JE, Vásquez-Gómez Óscar I, Cadavid-Puentes AM. Continuous erector spinae plane block at lumbar level for relief of severe pain due to hip fracture: case series. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Feb.8 [cited 2021Apr.23];49. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/962
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