Introduction: In this study, we aimed to compare the spinal anesthesia technique with combined femoral-sciatic block technique in patients undergoing lower limb surgery.
Methods: In this study, after obtaining the approval of the Dicle University Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee, scheduled for elective lower extremity surgery, the ASA 1-2 groups, between the ages of 18-65, 60 patients were enrolled. Study was planned as a prospective, randomized and controlled. Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups as the spinal anesthesia (Group S) and combined sciatic-femoral nerve block (Group CSF) to be.
Results: Demographic data similar between the groups (p> 0.05). The implementation period of the technique was long in the Group CSF compared with in the Group S (p <0.001). Surgery delivery time was shorter in the Group S compared with in the Group CSF (p <0.001). The time of motor block occurrence was longer in the Group CSF compared with in the Group S (p <0.001). The duration of motor block was long in the Group CSF compared with in the Group S (p <0.001).
Conclusion: The each of two methods is safe and effective in lower extremity orthopedic surgery, but the application of peripheral nerve block to provide the long-term advantages such as postoperative analgesia and reducing postoperative analgesic consumption.