The sciatic nerve Commentary

The sciatic nerve is the largest peripheral nerve in the body and it is accessible from a number of sites. Sciatic nerve block provides good analgesia for much lower limb surgery, and the variety of possible approaches provides an appropriate test of applied anatomy. As always with questions which include practical procedures, it will help greatly the credibility of your answer if you can convince the examiner that you have undertaken some of these blocks. You will not, however, be expected to be familiar with every single approach.

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