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Video referent to Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block

The items to be considered on the following video are:

  • Block characteristic: Intermediate technique
  • Patient position: Supine, hip and knee flexed, pillow under the ankle
  • Ultrasound equipment: Linear probe, 38 mm
  • Specific ultrasound setting: High frequency
  • Important anatomical structures: Biceps and semi-membranosus muscles, popliteal vessels
  • Ultrasound appearance of the neuronal structures: Main sciatic nerve: hyperechoic, round;
  • Tibial and common peroneus nerves: less hyperechoic in comparison to sciatic nerve, round
  • Expected Vienna Score: Main sciatic nerve: 2; Tibial and common peroneus nerves: 3
  • Needle equipment: 50-70 mm Facette Tip
  • Technique: IP
  • Estimated local anesthetic volume: 15 mL

 

Video referent to  Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block in collaboration between SonoSite & Temena Group.

Supported by: 

– Prof. Peter Marhofer 
– Prof. Stephan Kapral 
– Prof. Manfred Greher