Objective: Pericapsular nerve group block (PENG block) emerges in the search of effective methods in hip joint block. It was aimed to analyze the bibliometric analysis of publications related to this method and to examine the world literature.
Methods: Articles, case reports, conference presentations, papers, and letters to the editor published in peer-reviewed journals published in the PubMed database about PENG block were examined.
Results: This new block was first implemented in Canada, followed by Japan and India. It was seen that case series and original research started to be done worldwide, while only case reports were made from Turkey. It was seen that 65% of the publications on this subject were published in Science Citation Index (SCI) and SCI-Expanded (SCI-E) journals. While the average number of citations per publication related to the PENG block was 5.75 in SCI and SCI-E journals, it was found to be 1.42 in other indexed journals (p<0.05). The mean number of cases in the publications was higher in case series (17.07) in SCI and SCI-E journals than in other indexed journals (10.14) (p<0.05). It was revealed that more cases were required to publish case series in SCI and SCI-E journals (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Although the method is new and effective, it is important that it be published in well-indexed journals for citation. We think that because of understanding why and how this block is implemented in which countries, the number of publications on this subject will increase in our country.