Resolving to expedite the recovery process, this reference describes a comprehensive multimodal approach to intraoperative regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic surgery-spanning the entire selection of regional anesthesia equipment, strategies in pain management, and practical treatment guidelines for the management of inpatient and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters.
The authors' systematic approach to regional anesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing total joint replacement has been recognized for its scientific and educational value by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists
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Introduction. Mayo Clinic Total Joint Anesthesia and Analgesia Pathway. Nursing Guidelines. Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia in the Orthopedic Patient Receiving Thromboprophylaxis. Management of Inpatient Peripheral Nerve Catheters. Management of Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters. Future Directions. Neural Anatomy. Dermatomes and Osteotomes. Techniques of Nerve Localization. Selection of Local Anesthetic Agents. Neurological Complications. Sciatic Nerve Block. Lumbar Plexus Block. Femoral Nerve Block. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block. Saphenous Nerve Block. Ankle Block. Appendix