Popliteal Nerve Block

Popliteal Nerve Block Lateral Approach

Popliteal Nerve Block Posterior Approach

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Popliteal Lateral

Popliteal Nerve Block - Lateral Approach

Indications:  When patient cannot turn prone   Technique:    Patient Position:  Supine   Landmarks:  Insert the needle 7cm above the popliteal crease to locate the femur, and 1-2cm posteriorly will be the branches of the sciatic nerve.  The popliteal artery and vein are anterior to the nerves close to the bone.   Endpoint: Plantar flexion …

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Popliteal Posterior Landmarks

Popliteal Nerve Block - Posterior Approach

Indications:  Surgery on foot and ankle   Complications:  Intraneural or intravascular injection   Technique:    Patient Position:  Patient prone, leg supported on a pillow   Landmarks:  Identify the popliteal fossa.  The base of the popliteal fossa is formed by the popliteal crease, the lateral side by the semimembranosus and the semitendinosus, and the medial side …

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