Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) Block in Combination With the Quadratus Lumborum Block Analgesia for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Case Series.

Academic Article


  • Orthopedic procedures involving the hip have remained challenging for regional anesthesia given the complex innervation, painful nature contributing to difficulty positioning, and a desire to maintain mobility to hasten postoperative recovery. The revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) poses a greater challenge for an effective regional analgesia due to complex surgical approach, scarring from previous surgery and limited patient mobility. The quadratus lumborum (QL) block has demonstrated to provide effective analgesia for primary hip surgery in recent studies. The pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block has also shown to provide analgesia in patients with hip fractures. There is no standard of care regional anesthesia technique for hip surgeries, and the regional practice varies widely among anesthesia providers. This retrospective case series studied the effect of combining the QL with PENG block on the revision THA analgesia.
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    Published In

  • Cureus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • analgesia, nerve block, pericapsular nerve group (peng), quadratus lumborum, regional anesthesia, total hip arthroplasty
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    Author List

  • Kukreja P; Schuster B; Northern T; Sipe S; Naranje S; Kalagara H
  • Start Page

  • e12233
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 12