Postoperative Analgesia with Saphenous Block Appears Equivalent to Femoral Nerve Block in ACL Reconstruction

@article{Chisholm2014PostoperativeAW,
  title={Postoperative Analgesia with Saphenous Block Appears Equivalent to Femoral Nerve Block in ACL Reconstruction},
  author={Mary F. Chisholm and Heejung Bang and MPH Daniel B. Maalouf and BA DorothyMarcello and Marco A. Lotano and MSc FRCSC Robert G. Marx and Gregory A. Liguori and Victor M. Zayas and Michael A. Gordon and Jason Jacobs and PhD Jacques T. YaDeau},
  journal={HSS Journal ®},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={245-251}
}
Adequate pain control following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL) often requires regional nerve block. The femoral nerve block (FNB) has been traditionally employed. Ultrasound application to regional nerve blocks allows for the use of alternatives such as the saphenous nerve block following ACL reconstruction. This study evaluated postoperative analgesia provided by the subsartorial saphenous nerve block (SSNB) compared to that provided by the traditional FNB for patients… CONTINUE READING