Popliteal fossa block: Lateral approach to the sciatic nerve

Caroline Ter Rahe, Santhanam Suresh*

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Regional anesthesia for foot and ankle surgery in children is usually provided using a caudal blockade. However, there are certain conditions that preclude the use of a caudal block. The use of a sciatic nerve block in addition to a femoral nerve block can provide good analgesia for these procedures. In a sedated or anesthetized child, it may be easier to perform this nerve block with the patient in a supine position. The use of a nerve stimulator and a sheathed needle can assist in locating the nerve. This nerve block may offer the additional advantage of a longer duration of pain relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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