Ultrasound-guided popliteal nerve blocks in a high risk patient for bilateral foot amputations on dual anti-platelet therapy
Published: 06 Dec 2016
© Anaesthesia Cases / 2016-0232 / ISSN 2396-8397
We present the case of an ASA physical status 4 patient, receiving dual anti-platelet therapy, in whom bilateral ultrasound-guided popliteal nerve blocks were performed for surgical anaesthesia during bilateral trans-metatarsal amputations. The potential complications of central neuraxial blockade or general anaesthesia with opioid administration were avoided in this patient with the use of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. No bleeding or neurological complications occurred.