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ACE Report #9133
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Distal vs proximal popliteal sciatic nerve block in foot/ankle surgery for morbidly obese


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

Ultrasound‑guided popliteal sciatic nerve blockade in the severely and morbidly obese: a prospective and randomized study

J Anesth. 2016 Jun;30(3):397-404

Contributing Authors: JR Soberon C McInnis KS Bland AL Egger ME Patterson CE Elliott RJ Treuting K Osteen

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Synopsis

60 severely and morbidly obese patients scheduled for unilateral foot or ankle surgery were randomized to an ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve blockade either proximal or distal to the branching point of the sciatic nerve. The purpose of this study was to compare the two block administration sites in terms of pain scores, block onset characteristics, and complications. Outcomes were assess...

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