1 Department of Clinical Medicine - Anaesthesiology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Health, Aarhus University2 From the *Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, Denmark; †Department of Anesthesia, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; ‡Department of Radiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, Denmark; and §Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.3 unknown4 Institut for Klinisk Medicin5 Department of Clinical Medicine - Anaesthesiology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Health, Aarhus University
a prospective, randomized, double-blind study
We describe a new approach to blocking the sciatic and saphenous nerves in the proximal thigh (level of the lesser trochanter or immediately below) using a single-penetration dual-injection (SPEDI) technique. The popliteal-sciatic approach necessitates repositioning of the leg exposing the popliteal fossa and an extra injection for the saphenous nerve (SAN) block at the midthigh level. We introduce an alternative, effective, and possibly faster method.
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2014, Vol 39, Issue 1, p. 18-25