What are possible adverse effects from sciatic nerve block for pain management, and how can they be prevented?

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Anthony H Wheeler, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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The primary side effects from sciatic nerve block have been mentioned and include ecchymoses and hematoma. Maintaining pressure at the injection site can usually avoid this complication.


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