Alina Brodskaia

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Before bifurcation, the sciatic nerve is composed of 2 component nerves encased in a common investing extraneural layer (CIEL). We examined the effect of various volumes injected beneath the CIEL on the success and duration of sciatic nerve block. METHODS Ultrasound-guided nerve-stimulator-assisted sciatic nerve blocks were(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior tibial nerve (PTN) block has traditionally been performed in the para-medial malleolar area without nerve stimulator (NS) guidance. The PTN can also be blocked proximally (7 cm) above the medial malleolus in the subfascial plane between the flexor hallucis longus and flexor digitorum longus tendons. In this study we compared the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical anesthesia for reconstructive ankle surgery requires sensory and motor block of all the terminal nerve distributions of the sciatic nerve. In this prospective observational study, we investigated the value of sensory and motor testing of the foot, after local anesthetic injection, for predicting complete sciatic nerve blockade and the(More)
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