Ultrasound-guided popliteal block distal to sciatic nerve bifurcation shortens onset time: a prospective randomized double-blind study.

@article{Prasad2010UltrasoundguidedPB,
  title={Ultrasound-guided popliteal block distal to sciatic nerve bifurcation shortens onset time: a prospective randomized double-blind study.},
  author={Arun Prasad and Anahi Perlas and Reva Ramlogan and Richard Brull and Vincent W S Chan},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={267-71}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Popliteal sciatic nerve block (SNB) in combination with saphenous nerve block provides anesthesia and analgesia for foot and ankle surgeries. Landmark-based and image-guided techniques, to date, aim at blocking the sciatic nerve proximal to its bifurcation. Sciatic nerve block is usually associated with a long onset time (30-60 mins). We hypothesized that SNB distal to its bifurcation (blocking its 2 main branches tibial and common peroneal nerves separately) is… CONTINUE READING
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