A posterior thigh nerve block of the sciatic nerve guided by a nerve stimulator provides excellent anesthesia and immediate postoperative analgesia for up to 10 hours for patients undergoing major foot and ankle surgery. The study tested the newly developed continuous lateral sciatic nerve infusion technique for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing fixation of ankle fractures.

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