Ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block: description of a new approach at the subgluteal space.

@article{Abbas2007UltrasoundguidedSN,
  title={Ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block: description of a new approach at the subgluteal space.},
  author={Sharjeel Abbas and Richard Brull},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={390-5}
}
Sciatic nerve block is frequently used for anaesthesia or analgesia during orthopaedic foot surgery and there are several different approaches to the sciatic nerve. This report describes a new approach to the sciatic nerve using ultrasound. Local anesthetic was injected into the 'subgluteal space' under ultrasound guidance which was effective in producing sciatic nerve block in a small series of five patients. The anatomy, sonographic features, technique of identifying the subgluteal space, and… CONTINUE READING