Distal Tourniquet or Leg Position After Injection Enhances the Efficacy of Sciatic Nerve Blockade by the Popliteal Approach


SERTÖZ N. , DENİZ M. N. , Ayanoglu H. O.

ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, vol.113, no.6, pp.1516-1520, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1213/ane.0b013e31822f8b99
  • Title of Journal : ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1516-1520

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In this study, we hypothesized that leg positioning and distal tourniquet application, when compared with neutral positioning of the leg, alters the efficacy of sciatic nerve block performed by the double-stimulation technique.