Visualization of the course of the sciatic nerve in adult volunteers by ultrasonography.

  title={Visualization of the course of the sciatic nerve in adult volunteers by ultrasonography.},
  author={Joergen Bruhn and Geert-Jan Van Geffen and Mathieu J. M. Gielen and Gert Jan Scheffer},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={52 9},
BACKGROUND The sciatic nerve block by the posterior approaches represents one of the more difficult ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Our clinical experiences with these blocks indicated a point slightly distal to the subgluteal fold as an advantageous position to allow good ultrasonic visibility. In this study, we systematically scanned the sciatic nerve from the subgluteal fold to the popliteal crease, to determine an optimal point for ultrasonographic visualization. METHODS After… CONTINUE READING
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