Quadratus Lumborum Block for Analgesia After Hip Arthroscopy

Quadratus Lumborum Block for Analgesia Following Hip Arthroscopy

Evaluate difference in postoperative opiate consumption when patients do or do not receive a quadratus lumborum block preoperatively for hip arthroscopy.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

QL Block

If the subject has been randomized to the block group, a subcutaneous lidocaine skin wheel placed will be placed followed by a quadratus lumborum regional block with 40 ml, 0.25% ropivacaine deposited deep to the transversus abdominus apnoneurosis and superficial to the fascia transversalis with direct ultrasound guidance. Local anesthetic will be injected in 5 ml aliquots with aspiration for blood performed before and after the injection of each aliquot. Local anesthetic injection will also be more on

Saline Skin Wheel

The skin will be cleaned with chlorhexidine. If the subject has been randomized to the "no block" group, a subcutaneous saline skin wheel will be placed and the procedure would end at this point.

Utilization of Quadratus Lumborum Block for Postoperative Analgesia Following Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial