Sciatic Nerve Block
Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.
The use of staged bilateral continuous femoral nerve blockade and single-injection sciatic nerve blockade with single-injection subarachnoid block may effectively control pain following bilateral total knee arthroplasty.
Adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block after total hip arthroplasty significantly reduces pain.
In patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, sciatic nerve block plus femoral nerve block was more effective for pain relief than local infiltration analgesia plus femoral nerve block.
Sciatic Nerve Block Plus Femoral Nerve Block May Provide Superior Pain Relief After Total Knee ArthroplastyMay 24, 2017
The meta-analysis indicated that sciatic plus femoral nerve blocks provide analgesia superior to local infiltration combined with femoral nerve block at 24 and 48 hours following TKA.
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