Ultrasound Guided Single Shot Block of Posterior Tibial Nerve for Postoperative Pain Relief After Hallux Valgus Surgery
Hallux surgery is known to be extremely painful. Standard pain therapy is treatment with NSAID and opioid painkillers. Patients are frequently not-satisfied with this. Some institutions use a nerve block (single shot or catheter technic) of the ischiadic nerve. But this procedure is invasive, has a potential risk of nerve lesion, and is not accepted by all surgeons. A single shot nerve block of the posterior tibial nerve is less invasive and could be superior compared to standard pain treatment. A great variability of nerve supply of the foot is well described. There are some hints that the posterior tibial nerve supplies the first metatarsal bone and the first metatarsal joint. A nerve block could reduce postoperative pain in hallux surgery. To assess the effectiveness of this investigated measure, the requested morphine dose of a PCA pump will be used to verify the effectiveness of the tibial nerve block.
|Study start date||2014-10-27|