DOI: 10.25259/ijpc_205_2022 ISSN:

Pericapsular Nerve Group Block as an Effective Intervention for Pain Relief and Improving Functional Mobility in Cancer Patients: A Case Series

Srinivasa Shyam Prasad Mantha, Praneeth Suvvari, Praveen Kumar Kodisharapu, Basanth Kumar Rayani
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

Pericapsular nerve group block (PENG) is an ultrasound-guided regional block technique that blocks the articular branches of the femoral nerve, accessory obturator nerve and obturator nerve. These nerves richly innervate the anterior capsule of the hip joint and blocking these nerves helps in hip analgesia. PENG block is commonly used in hip fracture pain perioperatively. In this case series, we have used PENG block in cancer patients with hip pain. PENG block was given to six patients with bupivacaine and triamcinolone, out of which five patients had good pain relief and their functional mobility to activities of daily living improved.

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