2. Professor and Doctor, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, 61080, Trabzon/TURKEY.
Peripheral nerve blocks can provide a number of advantages in high-risk patients and may sometimes be preferred despite relative contraindication. Our first case had relative contraindication due to being confused, with a Glasgow coma score of 10, and our second case due to the presence of bacteremia, and also the anti-platelet treatment he was receiving. In this case report we describe our experience with peripheral nerve block to the lower extremity in two high-risk patients with relative contraindication. Block with the classic Winnie approach (3-1) and anterior sciatic nerve block with the Meier method were applied in both cases, with lateral femoral cutaneous block being additionally performed in the second case. No complications were observed.
Keywords: Lower limb, peripheral nerve block, contraindication, patient with high risk