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Sciatic Nerve Blockade

Adam K. Jacob

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0026

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Sciatic Nerve Blockade

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Sciatic nerve blockade is performed to achieve anesthesia and analgesia of the distal lower extremity, including the anterior and posterolateral leg, ankle, and foot. The following aspects of the procedure are reviewed: clinical applications, relevant anatomy, patient position, technique (including neural localization techniques, needle insertion site, and needle redirection cues), and side effects and complications. Use of ultrasound guidance is also discussed.

Chapter.  2827 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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