The incidence of hip fractures in the United States is increasing as the population ages. Elderly patients are more likely to have extensive comorbidities, which contribute to long-term consequences after a hip fracture. These patients often experience permanent disability, restrictions in activities of daily life, higher rates of depression, cardiovascular disease, and mortality rate. The authors describe a combination of peripheral nerve blocks to provide surgical anesthesia for corrective hip surgery in 5 high-risk patients.
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