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ACE Report #4489
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Ultrasound-guided technique leads to improvement in sciatic and femoral nerve block


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of success rate of ultrasound-guided sciatic and femoral nerve block and neurostimulation in children with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: a randomized clinical trial

Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jan;23(1):74-8. doi: 10.1111/pan.12022. Epub 2012 Sep 25

Contributing Authors: V Ponde AP Desai D Shah

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Synopsis

60 children with distal arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a disease characterized by immobile joints and contractures due to muscle fibrosis, were randomized to compare the success rate of sciatic and femoral nerve blocks. These children often require corrective surgeries; however the effect of immobile limbs on successfully administering never blockade is unknown. This trial was designed to com...

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