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Intramuscular Nerve (Motor Point) Block

Intramuscular Nerve (Motor Point) Block

Indications Intramuscular nerve blockade is used for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic treatment of non–velocity-dependent muscle tone, flexor spasm, and dystonia. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is positioned comfortably to allow optimal access to the muscles involved. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A skin wheal is raised over the main muscle bulk of the muscles to…

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Saphenous Nerve Block At The Ankle

Saphenous Nerve Block At The Ankle

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Saphenous nerve blockade is used to diagnose and treat pain disorders of the saphenous nerve distribution in the foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in a prone position with the foot elevated on a pillow. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A 1-in. (2.5-cm), 25-gauge needle is inserted immediately above…

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Deep Peroneal Nerve Block At The Ankle

Deep Peroneal Nerve Block At The Ankle

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Deep peroneal nerve blockade is used to diagnose and treat pain disorders in the deep peroneal nerve distribution of the foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in a supine position with the foot elevated on a pillow. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A 1-in. (2.5-cm), 25-gauge needle is inserted…

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Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block At The Ankle

Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block At The Ankle

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Superficial peroneal nerve blockade is used to diagnose and treat pain disorders of the superficial peroneal nerve distribution in the foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in a supine position with the foot elevated on a pillow. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A 1-in. (2.5- cm), 25-gauge needle is…

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Sural Nerve Block At The Ankle

Sural Nerve Block At The Ankle

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Sural nerve blockade is used to diagnose and treat pain disorders in the sural nerve distribution. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in a prone position with the foot supported by a pillow. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A skin wheal is raised lateral to the Achilles tendon at the…

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Tibial Nerve Block At The Ankle

Tibial Nerve Block At The Ankle

Indications Tibial nerve blockade is used to treat pain disorders in the tibial nerve distribution of the foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in the prone position with the foot supported by a pillow. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is used throughout the procedure. A skin wheal is raised along the medial aspect of the Achilles tendon at…

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Saphenous Nerve Block At The Knee

Saphenous Nerve Block At The Knee

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Saphenous nerve blockade is useful as a diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic procedure in painful disorders involving the knee, ankle, and foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in the supine or lateral position. The saphenous nerve is located at the medial surface of the medial condyle of the femur at about the same level as the apex of the patella. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area…

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Common Peroneal Nerve Block At The Knee

Common Peroneal Nerve Block At The Knee

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Common peroneal nerve blockade is useful as a diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic procedure in painful disorders involving the ankle and foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in the supine or lateral position. The common peroneal nerve can be easily palpated as it crosses the neck of the fibula. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks, and sterile technique is…

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Tibial Nerve Block At The Knee

Tibial Nerve Block At The Knee

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Tibial nerve blockade is useful as a diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic procedure in painful disorders involving the ankle and foot. Techniques After informed consent is obtained, the patient is placed in the prone position. The knee is flexed to allow palpation of the superior popliteal fossa borders and identification of the skin crease behind the knee joint. The patient is prepared in a standard aseptic fashion over an area large enough to allow palpation of landmarks,…

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Sciatic Nerve Block

Sciatic Nerve Block

Tiếng Việt >> Indications Sciatic nerve blockade is typically used to treat painful conditions of the lower leg such as complex regional pain syndrome and to facilitate physical therapy by decreasing pain in the lower extremity. Techniques A regional block of the sciatic nerve can be achieved anywhere along the course of the nerve. Most of the approaches have been developed mainly to avoid positioning problems that may be present in trauma patients or elderly people. The nerve can be…

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