Clinical Trials Logo

Clinical Trial Summary

Hip arthroplasty is one of the most common orthopedic procedures especially in elderly patients due to deformation of joint. Patients may complain severe pain due to the surgical trauma and the prosthesis. Regional anesthesia methods may be performed to reduce opioid consumption and opioid-related side effects. The hip joint consists of the femoral head and the acetabulum. Sensory innervation of the hip joint is provided by the femoral nerve, obturator nerve, articular branches of the sciatic nerve, and superior gluteal nerve. Because of the increasing use of ultrasound (US) in anesthesia practice, US-guided nerve blocks are widely used. One of the most used methods in the management of analgesia after hip surgery is the fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB). Pericapsular nerve group block (PENG block) is a novel fascial block defined by Arango et al. In this block, it is aimed to block the femoral nerve and the accessory obturatory nerve by injecting local anesthetic between the pubic ramus and the psoas tendon. This prospective, multicenter study aimed to compare the efficacy of PENG block and FICB for postoperative analgesia management in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty with a prosthesis. Our primary aim is to compare global recovery scores, and our secondary aim is to evaluate postoperative opioid consumption, pain scores (Numerical Rating Scale-NRS), and side effects (allergic reaction, nausea, vomiting, etc.) related with opioid use.


Clinical Trial Description

Hip arthroplasty is one of the most common orthopedic procedures especially in elderly patients due to deformation of joint. Patients may complain severe pain due to the surgical trauma and the prosthesis. Opioid agents are commonly used for analgesia management. However, opioids have adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, sedation and respiratory depression. Regional anesthesia methods may be performed to reduce opioid consumption and opioid-related side effects. The hip joint consists of the femoral head and the acetabulum. Sensory innervation of the hip joint is provided by the femoral nerve, obturator nerve, articular branches of the sciatic nerve, and superior gluteal nerve. Skin innervation of the lateral femur is provided by the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve. The upper anterior part of the thigh is innervated by the genitofemoral and ilioinguinal nerves. These nerves originate from the lumbar and sacral plexus. The innervation of the hip joint is complex, and the selection of the blocking technique is important after these operations. Because of the increasing use of ultrasound (US) in anesthesia practice, US-guided nerve blocks are widely used. One of the most used methods in the management of analgesia after hip surgery is the fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB). FICB was first described in 1989 by Dalens et al. defined by. It is a popular regional anesthetic technique for surgical procedures involving the hip joint and femur. Since the local anesthetic agent is injected proximally under the fascia ilica, FICB can be considered as the anterior approach of the lumbar plexus blockade. It blocks the femoral nerve, obturator nerve, and lateral cutaneous femoral nerve. There are studies in the literature reporting that it provides effective analgesia after hip surgery. Pericapsular nerve group block (PENG block) is a novel fascial block defined by Arango et al. In this block, it is aimed to block the femoral nerve and the accessory obturatory nerve by injecting local anesthetic between the pubic ramus and the psoas tendon. By blocking these nerves, anterior hip analgesia is provided. It is a safe and effective method as it is applied superficially and under ultrasound guidance. In radiological and cadaver studies, it has been reported that total hip analgesia can be provided by blocking the lateral femoral cutaneous, genitofemoral, obturator, and femoral nerves when high volume is applied. Studies evaluating PENG block efficacy are limited in the literature. There is a study comparing PENG block and femoral nerve block, but there is no study comparing it with FICB yet. This prospective, multicenter study aimed to compare the efficacy of PENG block and FICB for postoperative analgesia management in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty with a prosthesis. Our primary aim is to compare global recovery scores, and our secondary aim is to evaluate postoperative opioid consumption, pain scores (Numerical Rating Scale-NRS), and side effects (allergic reaction, nausea, vomiting, etc.) related with opioid use. ;


Study Design


Related Conditions & MeSH terms


NCT number NCT05030688
Study type Interventional
Source Medipol University
Contact Bahadir Ciftci, Asisst prof, MD
Phone +905325034428
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 29, 2021
Completion date December 20, 2021

See also
  Status Clinical Trial Phase
Completed NCT02507609 - Deep Neuromuscular Block on Cytokines Release and Postoperative Delirium N/A
Completed NCT03906864 - Care Pathway for Sub-acute Hip Rehabilitation N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT05039879 - Life Improving Factors After a Hip Fracture
Not yet recruiting NCT03887494 - Study of the Impact of the Femoral Implant "Y-strut" on Lytic Bone Metastases of the Femoral Neck (WAZA-ARY) N/A
Terminated NCT03065101 - Trigen InterTAN vs Sliding Hip Screw RCT N/A
Active, not recruiting NCT03695081 - Patient Pathway Pharmacist - Optimal Drug-related Care N/A
Completed NCT03545347 - Physiotherapy, Nutritional Supplement and Anabolic Steroids in Rehabilitation of Patients With Hip Fracture. Phase 2
Active, not recruiting NCT04957251 - Anterior vs Posterior Approach for Hip Hemiarthroplasty N/A
Terminated NCT04372966 - Uncemented Versus Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty for Displaced Intracapsular Hip Fractures N/A
Recruiting NCT04424186 - 'Rehabilitation for Life' N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT04865146 - A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of TRIGEN™ INTERTAN™ (10S Models)
Not yet recruiting NCT04183075 - Impact of a Nutritional Supplement on the Recovery of the Nutritional Status of Patients With Spontaneous Hip Fracture N/A
Recruiting NCT03275129 - Ultrasound Assessment of Heart and Lungs for Hip Fracture Procedure N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT02892968 - ED Ultrasonographic Regional Anesthesia to Prevent Incident Delirium in Hip Fracture Patients N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT02223572 - Secondary Fracture Prevention in Patients Who Suffered From Osteoporotic Fracture N/A
Active, not recruiting NCT02247791 - Uncemented Compared to Cemented Femoral Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty N/A
Completed NCT00746876 - Unipolar or Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in the Treatment of Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures. N/A
Completed NCT00058864 - The HIP Impact Protection Program (HIP PRO) N/A
Completed NCT04659395 - How to Develop a Training Program for Nurses in Ultrasound Guided Femoral Nerve Block N/A
Terminated NCT02908516 - Safety and Efficacy of Oral TXA in Reducing Blood Loss and Transfusion in Hip Fractures Phase 4