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2021 Dec 15

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Prevalence of chronic pain syndrome in patients who have undergone hallux valgus percutaneous surgery: a comparison of sciatic-femoral and ankle regional ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.


Biz C, de Iudicibus G, Belluzzi E, Dalmau-Pastor M, Bragazzi N L, Funes M, Parise G-M, Ruggieri P
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Dec 15; 22(1):1043.
PMID: 34911525.


Chronic pain syndrome (CPS) is a common complication after operative procedures, and only a few studies have focused on the evaluation of CPS in foot-forefoot surgery and specifically on HV percutaneous correction. The objective of this study was to compare postoperative pain levels and incidence of CPS in two groups of patients having undergone femoral-sciatic nerve block or ankle block regional anaesthesia before hallux valgus (HV) percutaneous surgery and the association between postoperative pain levels and risk factors between these patient groups.