Posterior thigh abscess as a complication of continuous popliteal nerve catheter.

Christopher J. Tucker, Kevin L. Kirk, James R. Ficke

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Abstract

Continuous peripheral nerve catheters (CPNCs) have become increasingly popular for postoperative analgesia in orthopedic surgery involving the lower limbs. The CPNC technique has been found to reduce postoperative pain and facilitate earlier discharge and recovery. Until recently, potential infectious complications associated with CPNCs have remained largely unreported. In this report, we present the case of a posterior thigh abscess that developed after placement of a continuous popliteal nerve catheter and required surgical débridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E25-27
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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