Ria Hennebach

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BACKGROUND The increasing popularity of continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) warrants further study of their adverse effects and complications. METHODS Anterior sciatic, femoral, and interscalene brachial plexus CPNBs were performed preoperatively using standardized catheter techniques in orthopedic patients prior to general or spinal anesthesia.(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior sciatic nerve blocks can be complicated by several problems. Pain can be caused by bony contacts and, in obese patients, identification of the landmarks is frequently difficult. METHODS In a first step, 100 normal anterior-posterior pelvic X-rays were analyzed. The landmarks of the classical anterior approach were drawn on these X-rays(More)
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