Nerve block of articular branches of the obturator and femoral nerves for the treatment of hip joint pain


Yavuz F., Yasar E., Ali Taskaynatan M., Goktepe A. S., Tan A. K.

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, vol.26, no.1, pp.79-83, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-2012-00353
  • Journal Name: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-83
  • Keywords: articular branches, Hip joint pain, obturator and femoral nerves, pain reduction
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effectiveness of the nerve block of articular branches of obturator and femoral nerves in patients with intractable pain due to hip osteoarthritis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Twenty patients (8 female and 12 male; with a mean age 53.5 years) were retrospectively identified who had received nerve block of articular branches of obturator and femoral nerves for chronic hip joint pain due to hip osteoarthritis. The outcome measures (visual analogue pain scale, the level of patient satisfaction with nerve block, reduction rate of NSAID using) were assessed before the treatment and at the 1st and 3rd months after injection. RESULTS: Mean reduction in hip joint pain while walking and at night between the baseline and 1st month, and between the baseline and 3rd month were statistically significant (p< 0.05). At the 1st and 3rd months after treatment, the reduction rates of NSAID using were almost 67% and 71%; respectively. At the 1st and 3rd months after treatment, the level of patient satisfaction with nerve block were 73.00 ± 21.23 mm and 73.50 ± 18.14 mm; respectively. CONCLUSION: We found that nerve blocks of articular branches of obturator and femoral nerves were effective in short- and mid-term for reducing chronic hip joint pain. © 2013 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.