Comparison Between Ultrasound-guided and Landmark-guided Ankle Blocks
The investigators will be comparing ultrasound-guided (USG) ankle block and anatomic landmark-guided (ALG) ankle block to determine which of these procedures is better in surgical anesthesia and in postoperative pain relief.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Surgical Anesthesia Sufficient [ Time Frame: Thirty minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Sufficiency of surgical anesthesia will be determined by the presence of a complete sensory or motor block. If general anesthesia needs to be added to achieve operative analgesia, the surgical block will not be deemed sufficient.
- Post-operative Pain Relief [ Time Frame: Twenty-four hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Intensity of post-operative pain will be measured by a numerical scale from 0-10 by the patient
|Study Start Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients receiving Ultrasound-guided Ankle Block
Patients receiving Anatomic Landmark-guided Ankle Block
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01684774
|Contact: Leonid Reytman, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hillel Yaffe Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Hadera, Israel, 38100|