Ultrasound examination and localization of the sciatic nerve: a volunteer study.

@article{Chan2006UltrasoundEA,
  title={Ultrasound examination and localization of the sciatic nerve: a volunteer study.},
  author={Vincent W.S. Chan and Hugo Nova and Sherif Abbas and Colin J. L. McCartney and Anahi Perlas and Da Quan Xu},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={309-14, discussion 5A}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the use of ultrasound for sciatic nerve localization. The authors evaluated the usefulness of low-frequency ultrasound in identifying the sciatic nerve at three locations in the lower extremity and in guiding needle advancement to target before nerve stimulation. METHODS In this prospective observational study, 15 volunteers underwent sciatic nerve examination using a curved ultrasound probe in the range of 2-5 MHz and a Philips-ATL 5000 unit (ATL… CONTINUE READING

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