Will the addition of a sciatic nerve block to a femoral nerve block provide better pain control following anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery?

@article{Jansen2009WillTA,
  title={Will the addition of a sciatic nerve block to a femoral nerve block provide better pain control following anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery?},
  author={Tammy K Jansen and Brian E. Miller and Nicolas Arretche and Joseph E Pellegrini},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={213-8}
}
Two common forms of postoperative analgesia used in patients following an anterior cruciate ligament repair (ACLR) are the femoral nerve block (FNB) and the combined femoral-sciatic nerve block (FSB). The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of the sciatic nerve block to the FNB is truly beneficial in ACLR patients requesting regional anesthesia for postoperative pain control. All subjects scheduled for an ACLR, requesting general anesthesia and preoperative placement of a… CONTINUE READING

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