Serial Peripheral Nerve Blocks to Aid in Salvage of a Compromised Limb: A Case Report

Monica Nagalla, Brittany Seidensticker, Santhanam Suresh, Michael A. Evans*

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Abstract

The management of postsurgical thrombosis in a medically complicated patient is often not straightforward. We describe a case of a congenital heart disease patient with multiple risk factors for thrombosis with a compromised limb immediately after heart transplant who received serial daily peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) resulting in limb salvage. The analgesic effects of the blocks allowed for clinical progression and participation in rehabilitation therapy, and the vasodilatory effects of the blocks helped prevent a below the knee amputation (BKA) in this devitalized and congested extremity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E01635
JournalA&A practice
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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