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
Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't