63 results match your criteria Nerve Block Superficial Peroneal

[Surgical treatment for adult ankle fracture with Tillaux-Chaput fracture block].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2021 Sep;34(9):861-5

Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Medical College, Xi'an 710077, Shaanxi, China.

Objective: To explore clinical effect of adult ankle fracture with Tillaux-Chaput fracture block.

Methods: From January 2014 to December 2018, 15 patients with adult ankle fracture with Tillaux-Chaput fracture block were performed opertaion, including 9 males and 6 females, aged from 27 to 67 years old with an average of (45.6±14. Read More

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September 2021

Electrophysiological Study of the Tibial Nerve Across the Tarsal Tunnel in Distal Symmetric Diabetic Polyneuropathy.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2022 02;101(2):152-159

From the EMG Service, Local Health Unit Toscana Sud Est, Siena, Italy (MM, AA); and Department of Medical, Surgical and Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy (FG).

Objective: The aim of the study was to demonstrate abnormalities of motor conduction of the tibial nerve across the tarsal tunnel in type 2 diabetes.

Design: One hundred twenty-four consecutive patients (mean age = 66.6 yrs, 62. Read More

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February 2022

Nerve Blocks: Part II. Lower Extremity.

Am Fam Physician 2020 06;101(11):669-679

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Family physicians use anesthesia to provide diagnostic and procedural analgesia for conditions such as neuropathies, fracture reduction, foreign body removals, and complex wound management. Local infiltration of anesthetics is commonly used in this setting because of the ease of use, safety, and effectiveness of the procedure. Nerve blocks are a specific regional anesthesia technique that blocks nerve function distal to the injection site. Read More

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Continuous Popliteal-Sciatic Blocks for Postoperative Analgesia: Traditional Proximal Catheter Insertion Superficial to the Paraneural Sheath Versus a New Distal Insertion Site Deep to the Paraneural Sheath.

Anesth Analg 2019 06;128(6):e104-e108

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, California.

We tested the hypothesis that during a continuous popliteal-sciatic nerve block, postoperative analgesia is improved with the catheter insertion point "deep" to the paraneural sheath immediately distal to the bifurcation between the tibial and common peroneal branches, compared with the traditional approach "superficial" to the paraneural sheath proximal to the bifurcation. The needle tip location was determined to be accurately located with a fluid bolus visualized with ultrasound; however, catheters were subsequently inserted without a similar fluid injection and visualization protocol (visualized air injection was permitted and usually implemented, but not required per protocol). The average pain (0-10 scale) the morning after surgery for subjects with a catheter inserted at the proximal subparaneural location (n = 31) was a median (interquartile) of 1. Read More

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'SCALD-ED' Block: Superficial Cutaneous Anesthesia in a Lateral Leg Distribution within the Emergency Department - A Case Series.

J Emerg Med 2019 Mar 9;56(3):282-287. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.

Background: In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, focus has been placed on identifying and utilizing safe, effective opioid-free analgesic alternatives. Lower-extremity peripheral nerve blockades are common and often involve both motor and sensory anesthesia, resulting in leg weakness and ambulatory difficulty. The aim of this case report is to describe an ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block technique (superficial cutaneous anesthesia in a lateral (leg) distribution within the emergency department ['SCALD-ED' block]) that provides motor-sparing, purely sensory anesthesia after a superficial injury to the lateral leg in patients presenting to the emergency department. Read More

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Identifying the emergence of the superficial peroneal nerve through deep fascia on ultrasound and by dissection: Implications for regional anesthesia in foot and ankle surgery.

Clin Anat 2019 Apr 7;32(3):390-395. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom.

Regional anesthesia relies on a sound understanding of anatomy and the utility of ultrasound in identifying relevant structures. We assessed the ability to identify the point at which the superficial peroneal nerve (SPN) emerges through the deep fascia by ultrasound on 26 volunteers (mean age 27.85 years ± 13. Read More

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Very Early Neurophysiological Study in Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Eur Neurol 2018 22;80(1-2):100-105. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an,

Purpose: The diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the very early stage may be challenging. Our aim was to report the neurophysiological abnormalities in GBS within 4 days of clinical onset. We expected that GBS will be diagnosed by the assistance of neurophysiological study in the very early stage. Read More

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January 2019

Ultrasound-guided therapeutic injections for neural pathology about the foot and ankle: a 4 year retrospective review.

Skeletal Radiol 2017 Jun 16;46(6):795-803. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Center for Musculoskeletal Care, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Objective: To describe a 4-year clinical experience with ultrasound-guided therapeutic perineural injections of peripheral nerves about the foot and ankle.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective analysis of foot and ankle perineural injections performed between January 2012 and August 2016. Demographics, clinical indications, presence of structural pathology, immediate and interval pain relief, as well as complications were recorded. Read More

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Defining local nerve blocks for feline distal pelvic limb surgery: a cadaveric study.

J Feline Med Surg 2017 Dec 10;19(12):1215-1223. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

5 Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Objectives Anatomical and methodological detail is lacking regarding local anesthetic peripheral nerve block techniques for distal pelvic limb surgery in cats. The aim of this study was to develop, describe and test nerve block methods based on cadaveric dissections and dye injections. Methods Ten pairs of feline pelvic limbs (n = 20) were dissected and the tibial nerve (T n. Read More

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December 2017

The benefits of ultrasound-guided continuous sensory nerve blockade in the setting of burn injury: a case report of bilateral continuous superficial peroneal nerve blockade in a patient with severe sleep apnea.

J Clin Anesth 2017 Feb 22;36:62-66. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The management of pain after burn injuries is a clinical challenge magnified in patients with significant comorbidities. Presently, burn pain is treated via a wide variety of modalities, including systemic pharmacotherapy and regional analgesia. Although the latter can provide effective pain control in patients with burn injuries, it is relatively underused. Read More

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February 2017

Dexmedetomidine Added to Local Anesthetic Mixture of Lidocaine and Ropivacaine Enhances Onset and Prolongs Duration of a Popliteal Approach to Sciatic Nerve Blockade.

Clin Ther 2017 Jan 10;39(1):89-97.e1. Epub 2016 Dec 10.

Department of Anaesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: A literature review of multiple clinical studies on mixing additives to improve pharmacologic limitation of local anesthetics during peripheral nerve blockade revealed inconsistency in success rates and various adverse effects. Animal research on dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant on the other hand has promising results, with evidence of minimum unwanted results. This randomized, double-blinded, contrastable observational study examined the efficacy of adding dexmedetomidine to a mixture of lidocaine plus ropivacaine during popliteal sciatic nerve blockade (PSNB). Read More

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January 2017

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks: An Update of the Published Evidence and Comparison With Novel, Alternative Analgesic Modalities.

Brian M Ilfeld

Anesth Analg 2017 01;124(1):308-335

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.

A continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) consists of a percutaneously inserted catheter with its tip adjacent to a target nerve/plexus through which local anesthetic may be administered, providing a prolonged block that may be titrated to the desired effect. In the decades after its first report in 1946, a plethora of data relating to CPNB was published, much of which was examined in a 2011 Anesthesia & Analgesia article. The current update is an evidence-based review of the CPNB literature published in the interim. Read More

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January 2017

Electrophysiologic features of fibular neuropathy in childhood and adolescence.

Muscle Nerve 2017 05 24;55(5):693-697. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Introduction: We studied patterns of nerve injury in pediatric common fibular (peroneal) neuropathy (CFN).

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on data from 53 children with CFN at a pediatric electromyography laboratory.

Results: Conduction block at the fibular head was present in 35% of patients. Read More

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A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Effect of a Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion of Local Anesthetic Following Elective Surgery to the Great Toe.

Foot Ankle Spec 2017 Apr 20;10(2):116-124. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (BR, KK, TB, JW, KF, AW).

Local anesthetic use for wound infusions, single injection, and continuous nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia is well established. No study has investigated the effect of a continuous block of the saphenous and superficial peroneal nerves at the level of the ankle joint following first ray surgery. A double blind randomized controlled trial was designed. Read More

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A prospective, randomized comparison between single- and multiple-injection techniques for ultrasound-guided subgluteal sciatic nerve block.

Anesth Analg 2014 Dec;119(6):1442-8

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo City, Japan.

Background: It is believed that local anesthetic injected to obtain circumferential spread around nerves produces a more rapid onset and successful blockade after some ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. However, evidence demonstrating this point is limited only to the popliteal sciatic nerve block, which is relatively easy to perform by via a high-frequency linear transducer. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that multiple injections of local anesthetic to make circumferential spread would improve the rate of sensory and motor blocks compared with a single-injection technique for ultrasound-guided subgluteal sciatic nerve block, which is considered a relatively difficult block conducted with a low-frequency, curved-array transducer. Read More

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December 2014

The sensate fibula osteocutaneous flap: neurosomal anatomy.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013 Dec 30;66(12):1688-94. Epub 2013 Jul 30.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Rapid return of oral sensation enhances quality of life following oromandibular reconstruction. For predictable reinnervation of flaps, a detailed knowledge of their nerve supply is required. This study was designed to investigate the cutaneous nerve supply of the fibula osteocutaneous flap. Read More

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December 2013

Mechanism of the inhibitory effect of electroacupuncture on experimental arrhythmias.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2013 Apr 28;6(2):69-81. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA.

Clinical observations reported that acupuncture can alleviate several kinds of arrhythmias. To explore its efficacy and mechanism, we have studied the electroacupuncture (EA) inhibition on experimental arrhythmias in rabbits since 1980s and analyzed its mechanism. These studies were mostly conducted in the Department of Physiology, Shanghai Medical University; recently the mechanism of acupuncture's effect on arrhythmias was analyzed in the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, which involves the following: (1)the inhibitory effect of EA on ventricular extrasystoles can be induced by hypothalamic defense area stimulation: a low-current and low-frequency stimulation of the median nerve underneath acupoints P 5 or deep peroneal nerve underneath S 36 can activate arcuate nucleus-ventral periaqueductal gray -nuclei raphe pathway and release endorphin, enkephaline, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), etc. Read More

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Ultrasound-guided continuous superficial peroneal nerve block below the knee for the treatment of nerve injury.

Pain Pract 2013 Sep 13;13(7):572-5. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1009, USA.

(CRPS) describes a constellation of symptoms including pain, trophic changes, hyperesthesia, allodynia, and dysregulation of local blood flow often following trauma. It is often confined to the extremities. Treatment of this disorder consists of a variety of modalities including systemic pharmacotherapy, local anesthetic injections or infusions, psychological nonpharmacotherapy, physical rehabilitation, and surgical intervention. Read More

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September 2013

Ultrasound-guided ankle block for forefoot surgery: the contribution of the saphenous nerve.

Reg Anesth Pain Med 2012 Sep-Oct;37(5):554-7

Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Ankle blocks typically include the block of 5 nerves, the 4 branches that trace their origin back to the sciatic nerve plus the saphenous nerve (SaN). The sensory area of the SaN in the foot is variable. Based on our clinical experience, we decided to study the sensory distribution of the SaN in the foot and determine whether the block of this nerve is necessary as a component of an ultrasound-guided ankle block for bunion surgery. Read More

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Ultrasound visualization of the superficial peroneal nerve in the mid-calf.

Ki Jinn Chin

Anesthesiology 2013 Apr;118(4):956-65

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Neuropathic complications after 157 procedures of continuous popliteal nerve block for hallux valgus surgery. A retrospective study.

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2012 May 28;98(3):327-33. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Neurology department, Desgenettes military teaching hospital, 69275 Lyon, France.

Background: Continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB), in particular at the popliteal fossa, is widely used in orthopedic surgery, allowing good postoperative analgesia. Possible neuropathic complications, however, remain poorly known.

Objective: To review the characteristics of peripheral neuropathy (PN) after sciatic CPNB at the popliteal fossa, estimating prevalence, severity, evolution and possible risk factors, especially those relating to the procedure. Read More

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Low-volume ultrasound-guided nerve block provides inferior postoperative analgesia compared to a higher-volume landmark technique.

Reg Anesth Pain Med 2011 Jul-Aug;36(4):393-8

Anesthesia Institute, PO Box 109199, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background And Objectives: Ultrasound guidance reduces the required local anesthetic volume for successful peripheral nerve blockade, but it is unclear whether this impacts postoperative analgesia. This prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study tested the hypothesis that a low-volume ultrasound-guided ankle block would provide similar analgesia after foot surgery compared with a conventional-volume surface landmark technique.

Methods: A total of 72 patients presenting for elective foot surgery under general anesthesia were randomized to receive a low-volume ultrasound-guided ankle block (n = 37; ropivacaine 0. Read More

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Anatomic localization of motor entry point of superficial peroneal nerve to peroneus longus and brevis muscles.

Clin Anat 2011 Mar 10;24(2):232-6. Epub 2010 Nov 10.

Department of Anatomy, Catholic Institute for Applied Anatomy, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

This study examined the anatomic location of the motor entry point (MEP) and branching point at the proximal and distal points of the tendon of the peroneal muscle by visual observation. Forty-three fresh legs of 25 adult bodies which had been donated to science were investigated in this study. The mean length of the reference line between the most proximal point of the head of the fibula (PHF) and the most distal point of the malleolus of the fibula (DMF) was 33. Read More

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Anatomic variations of superficial peroneal nerve: clinical implications of a cadaver study.

Ital J Anat Embryol 2010 ;115(3):223-8

Department of Anatomy, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Superficial peroneal nerve and its branches are frequently at risk for iatrogenic damage. Although different studies on anatomical variations of superficial peroneal nerve are available in the medical literature, such reports are rare from India. Hence the present study was undertaken on Indian population. Read More

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Ankle block implemented through two skin punctures.

Foot Ankle Int 2010 Jul;31(7):619-23

Motol University Hospital, 1st Orthopaedic Clinic, V Uvalu 84, Prague 5, 15006, Czech Republic.

Background: Recently, peripheral nerve blocks have increasingly been used in orthopedic surgery. The foot block is an alternative for anesthesia in cases of forefoot and midfoot operations. We propose a modification of the block technique due to potential difficulties concerning the tibial nerve. Read More

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Focal skeletal muscle uptake of 99mTechnetium-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate following peroneal nerve blocks in horses.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010 May-Jun;51(3):338-43

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4475, USA.

We have observed focal skeletal muscle uptake of 99mTechnetium-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (Tc-HDP), which could mimic a tibial lesion, in horses following peroneal nerve blocks. To characterize this observation further, 45 bone phase scintigrams were performed in 12 horses undergoing peroneal nerve blocks. Scans were performed before, and 1, 3, 7, and 14 days postblock. Read More

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