Regional - Sciatic Nerve Block

  1. Indications?
    • Surgery on the knee, tibia, ankle, and foot
    • Well-suited for surgery on the knee, calf, Achilles tendon, ankle, and foot.
    • It provides complete anesthesia of the leg below the knee with the exception of the medial strip of skin, which is innervated by the saphenous nerve.
    • When combined with a femoral nerve or lumbar plexus block, anesthesia of almost entire leg is achieved.
  2. Landmarks?
    Greater trochanter, superior posterior iliac spine, midline between the two and 4-cm distal to the midpoint

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  3. Distribution of Anaesthesia?
    Sciatic nerve blockade results in anesthesia of the skin of the posterior aspect of the thigh, hamstrings and biceps muscles, part of hip and knee joint, and entire leg below the knee, with the exception of the skin of the medial aspect of the lower leg.

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Regional - Sciatic Nerve Block
Regional - Sciatic Nerve Block