Distal vs proximal popliteal sciatic nerve block in foot/ankle surgery for morbidly obese
Ultrasound‑guided popliteal sciatic nerve blockade in the severely and morbidly obese: a prospective and randomized studyJ Anesth. 2016 Jun;30(3):397-404
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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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