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Table 1 Characteristics of the included studies

From: The effect of fascia iliaca block on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption for patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Author (year) Intervention Control Sample size (Mean age, year) Time of administration Adjunct therapy in all patients Study type
Intervention Control
Bober (2020) [10] FIB (40 mL of 0.25% bupivacaine) Without FIB 60 (62.9) 62 (63.6) Postoperative Epidural lidocaine RCT
Bravo (2020) [9] FIB (40 mL of levobupivacaine 0.25% with epinephrine 5 μg/mL) LPB (40 mL of levobupivacaine 0.25% with epinephrine 5 μg/mL) 30 (62.9) 30 (59.5) Postoperative Spinal anesthesia RCT
Liu (2020) [19] FIB (30 mL of 0.2% ropivacaine) Without FIB 40 (70.1) 40 (70.0) Postoperative GA RCT
Gasanova (2019) [22] FIB (60 mL of ropivacaine 300 mg and epinephrine 150 μg) Periarticular infiltration (60 mL of ropivacaine 300 mg and epinephrine 150 μg) 30 (56.2) 30 (59.0) Postoperative GA RCT
Perry (2018) [23] FIB (50 mL of 0.3% ropivicaine) LPB (50 mL of 0.3% ropivicaine) 25 (58.9) 25 (58.1) Preoperative GA RCT
McGraw-Tatum (2 FIB (40 mg of 0.2% ropivacaine) Periarticular infiltration (20 mL of 1.3% liposomal bupivacaine) 39 (63.4) 40 (63.9) Postoperative GA RCT
Desmet (2017) [18] FIB (40 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine) Without FIB 44 (60.4) 44 (66.5) Preoperative GA RCT
Kearns (2016) [24] FIB (40 mL of levobupivacaine, 2 mg.kg−1) Spinal morphine (100 μg morphine) 54 (67) 54 (64) Preoperative Spinal anesthesia RCT
Deniz (2014) [17] FIB (30 mL of 0.25% bupivacaine) Without FIB 24 (59.1) 22 (62.2) Preoperative GA RCT
Shariat (2013) [20] FIB (30 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine) Without FIB 16 (61) 16 (57) Postoperative GA RCT
Stevens (2007) [21] FIB (30 mL 0.5% bupivacaine with 1:200,000 adrenaline, 150 μg clonidine) Without FIB 22 (68.7) 22 (66.8) - Spinal anesthesia RCT
Lei (2016) [25] FIB (0.2% ropivicaine, 5 mL/h plus a bolus of 5 mL with a lock-time of 15 min) PCIA (180 mL of tramadol, 0.3 mg/[kg·h], at a rate of 2 mL/h plus a bolus of 0.5 mL with a lock-time of 15 min) 23 (80.4) 23 (82.5) Preoperative GA RCT
  1. FIB fascia iliaca block, LPB lumbar plexus block, GA general anesthesia, PCIA patient-controlled intravenous analgesia, RCT randomized controlled trial