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Peripheral nerve block associated with low postoperative complication rate

July 28, 2016

TORONTO — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot &Ankle Society Annual Meeting showed use of peripheral nerve block in foot and ankle surgery was associated with a low postoperative complication rate and few serious, unresolved complications.

“The use of the peripheral nerve blocks in foot and ankle surgery is associated with a low postoperative complications rate of 7.2%,” Grace Kunas, BA, said in her presentation here. “Most of the complications are neurological in nature, and the majority of complications are un-attributable to the blocks.”

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