Lower limb nerve blocks

Calum R. K. Grant, Pavan Kumar B. C. Raju

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    Abstract

    Peripheral nerve blocks are increasingly used for a wide range of surgical procedures involving the lower limb. A number of techniques can be used to provide anaesthesia and highly effective postoperative analgesia, offering an alternative to general anaesthesia in some cases, minimizing the requirement for strong opiates and improving the quality of recovery following surgery. Ultrasound-guided nerve localization offers several potential advantages when performing femoral, sciatic and ankle blocks; however, neurostimulation remains a useful and widely used aid to lower limb regional anaesthesia practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)182-186
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    Early online date22 Feb 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

    Keywords

    • Ankle block
    • Femoral
    • Lower limb
    • Popliteal
    • Regional anaesthesia
    • Sciatic
    • Ultrasound

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