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We report a case of iatrogenic sciatic nerve injury caused by pre-operative intraneural injection of local anaesthetic at total hip replacement. To our knowledge, this is unreported in the orthopaedic literature. We consider sacral nerve blockade in patients undergoing total hip replacement to be undesirable and present guidelines for the management of peri-operative sciatic nerve injury.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620x.89b2.18202

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume

Publication Date

02/2007

Volume

89

Pages

242 - 243

Addresses

Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD, UK.

Keywords

Sciatic Nerve, Humans, Osteoarthritis, Hip, Sciatic Neuropathy, Postoperative Complications, Anesthetics, Local, Nerve Block, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Middle Aged, Male