Benefits of supine approach to a popliteal sciatic nerve block
Did you know that you could also perform a popliteal sciatic nerve block in the supine position? Read on to see how you can apply it in your day-to-day.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of this alternative patient positioning for a popliteal block:
- It is more time-efficient when the popliteal block is combined with a saphenous, femoral, or femoral triangle block for tourniquet pain or anesthesia on the medial aspect of the leg. The sterile preparation can be performed at one time and does not require patient repositioning.
- It is easier to position the ultrasound transducer for scanning.
- It provides greater safety for the patient with the observation of inadvertent motor response to nerve stimulation (foot or toe twitches).
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