The successful use of peripheral nerve blocks for femoral amputation

B. Bech, J. Melchiors, J. Børglum, K. Jensen

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    Abstrakt

    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
    Sider (fra-til)257-260
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
    Vol/bind53
    Udgave nummer2
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2009

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