Report on Contents of Block Study File

as of 04/28/05 - 13:24:53

Total Cases counted = 73

Femoral & Sciatic = 60 -- 82% of all blocks

Femoral Block only = 13 -- 18% of all blocks

Blocks done WITHOUT epinephrine = 24 -- 33% of all blocks

Blocks done using epinephrine = 49 -- 67% of all blocks


P R O L O N G E D -- B L O C K S


D I S S I P A T E D -- B L O C K S

  1. Dissipated blocks (Motor block gone for PT) = 52 -- 71% of all blocks

  2. Dissipated blocks using epinephrine = 33 -- 63% of all dissipated blocks
  3. Dissipated blocks without using epinephrine = 19 -- 37% of all dissipated blocks
  4. Dissipated femoral only blocks using epinephrine = 7 -- 54% of femoral only blocks, 13% of all dissipated blocks
  5. Dissipated femoral and sciatic blocks using epinephrine = 26 -- 43% of all femoral/sciatic blocks, 50% of all dissipated blocks
  6. Dissipated femoral only blocks WITHOUT epinephrine = 4 -- 31% of femoral only blocks, 7.7% of all dissipated blocks
  7. Dissipated femoral and sciatic blocks WITHOUT epinephrine = 15 -- 25% of all femoral/sciatic blocks, 29% of all dissipated blocks

Vander Beek 2005