The successful use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation.


We present a case report of four patients with severe cardiac insufficiency where peripheral nerve blocks guided by either nerve stimulation or ultrasonography were the sole anaesthetic for above-knee amputation. The patients were breathing spontaneously and remained haemodynamically stable during surgery. Thus, use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2008.01859.x


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