The successful use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation

Birgitte Louise Bech, J Melchiors, J Børglum, K Jensen, Kenneth Jensen

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Abstract

We present a case report of four patients with severe cardiac insufficiency where peripheral nerve blocks guided by either nerve stimulation or ultrasonography were the sole anaesthetic for above-knee amputation. The patients were breathing spontaneously and remained haemodynamically stable during surgery. Thus, use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation in high-risk patients seems to be the technique of choice that can lower perioperative risk.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Vol/bind53
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)257-60
Antal sider4
ISSN0001-5172
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2009

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