Popliteal fossa neural blockade as the sole anesthetic technique for outpatient foot and ankle surgery.

@article{Hansen2000PoplitealFN,
  title={Popliteal fossa neural blockade as the sole anesthetic technique for outpatient foot and ankle surgery.},
  author={Edward J Hansen and M R Eshelman and Andrea Cracchiolo},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={38-44}
}
Foot and ankle operations are being performed with greater frequency as outpatient procedures. Although the surgical procedure remains the same whether the operation is done in an inpatient or an outpatient setting, the anesthesia and postoperative analgesia are greatly affected when patients must be discharged soon after their operation. We have evaluated a regional anesthetic technique which blocks the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa and the saphenous nerve block at the knee. This was… CONTINUE READING