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ACE Report #2723
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Concurrent popliteal block with an ankle block provides better post-operative analgesia

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The efficacy of combined popliteal and ankle blocks in forefoot surgery

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jul;90(7):1443-6.

Contributing Authors: R Samuel A Sloan K Patel M Aglan A Zubairy

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63 patients scheduled to undergo an elective osseous surgical procedure on the forefoot were randomized to have a combined ankle and popliteal block or an ankle block alone. Patients were followed-up for postoperative pain, satisfaction and additional analgesic requirement up to discharge. Postoperative assessments indicated that the concurrent popliteal block along with the ankle block was found ...

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