What is the minimum effective volume of local anesthetic required for sciatic nerve blockade? A prospective, randomized comparison between a popliteal and a subgluteal approach.

@article{Taboada2006WhatIT,
  title={What is the minimum effective volume of local anesthetic required for sciatic nerve blockade? A prospective, randomized comparison between a popliteal and a subgluteal approach.},
  author={Manuel Taboada and Jaime Correa Rodriguez and Cristina Vali{\~n}o and Javier Carceller and Bego{\~n}a Bascuas and Juan Oliveira and Julian Alvarez and Francisco Gude and Peter G. Atanassoff},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={593-7}
}
For sciatic nerve blockade, no study has defined the optimal volume of local anesthetic required to block the nerve. The current, prospective, randomized investigation was designed to find a minimum volume of 1.5% mepivacaine required to block the sciatic nerve using the subgluteal and posterior popliteal approaches. A total of 56 patients undergoing foot surgery were randomly assigned to receive sciatic nerve block by means of a posterior subgluteal (group subgluteal, n = 28) or a posterior… CONTINUE READING