Pain Management in Children Undergoing Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Repair: Can a Local Supraclavicular Block Improve Their Postoperative Outcome?

Status: Withdrawn
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Intervention Type: Procedure
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The purpose of this study is to determine if US-guided supraclavicular anesthetic blocks reduce postoperative pain, use of rescue medication, and improve functional outcomes in children who underwent surgery for supracondylar humerus fractures.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 2
Maximum Age: 10
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Patients between 2 and 10 years old undergoing reduction and closed pinning of supracondylar humerus fractures

• Ability to obtain consent from the parents for participation in the study

• Patient has the ability to follow commands and train preoperatively the finger movements that are needed to determine nerve integrity.

• Written informed consent from the parent or guardian

United States
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Time Frame
Start Date: July 2012
Completion Date: March 2013
Experimental: Supraclavicular Nerve Block
Maximum dose of 5 mL of 0.25% bupivacaine, and we base the dose on a ml/ kg (0.2 ml/kg) with a maximum dose not to exceed 2.5 mg/kg. Bupivacaine is given with 1:200,000 epinephrine
Placebo Comparator: No Nerve Block
A band-aid will be placed on all patients where a supraclavicular nerve block would have been inserted, and parents will be asked to leave the band-aid on for 3 days to maintain the blindness to the treatment type by the patient.
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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