Regional Anesthetic Techniques for Foot Surgery

  • Rick C. Chen
  • Peter A. Blume


Over the last decade, outpatient surgery has consistently gained in popularity by providing a significant reduction in the cost of hospitalization and the patient’s length of stay. Foot and ankle surgery procedures are commonly performed in an outpatient setting (Shah et al., Int Anesthesiol Clin, 43(3):143–151, 2005). Key issues in foot and ankle surgery include rising demand for outpatient procedures, managing postoperative pain and decreasing the use of opiates, and avoiding the side effects of general anesthesia in certain patient populations (Pearce and Hamilton, Foot Ankle Int, 31(8):732–739, 2010).


Foot Ankle Surgery Outpatient Mayo Digital Regional Exparel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Foot and Ankle PhysiciansGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons PC, Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA

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