Skip to main content

Table 3 Additional anesthetic procedures, duration of catheter placement and surgery, postoperative basic analgesic medication, ropivacaine consumption and leakage

From: Impact of self-coiling catheters for continuous popliteal sciatic block on postoperative pain level and dislocation rate: a randomized controlled trial

  RSC Group SCC Group P Value
Saphenous nerve block 64 (91.4) 56 (80) 0.05
Additional anesthetic procedure [no/%]    0.17
General anesthesia 53 (75.7) 60 (85.7)  
Spinal anesthesia 10 (14.3) 6 (8.6)  
Femoral nerve and obturator nerve block 0 (0) 2 (2.9)  
Analgosedation 6 (8.6) 2 (2.9)  
none 1(1.4) 0 (0)  
Duration of catheter placement [min] 12.9 ± 4.3 12.9 ± 4.3 0.97
Duration of surgery [min] 94.4 ± 41.0 96.2 ± 39.4 0.79
Postop. analgesic medication [no/%]    0.2
Ibuprofen 46 (65.7) 55 (78.6)  
Novamine sulfone 19 (27.1) 13 (18.6)  
Ibuprofen + Novamine sulfone 5 (7.1) 2 (2.9)  
Ropivacaine consumption [mg/ 24 h]
 POD 0 283.8 ± 34.7 288.7 ± 10.0 0.26
 POD 1 264 ± 112.1 233 ± 101.5 0.09
 POD 2 108 ± 124.9 127.5 ± 116.7 0.38
 POD 3 23 ± 84.4 52.1 ± 93.4 0.22
Leakage [no/%]
 POD 0 8 (11.4) 6 (8.6) 0.83
 POD 1 22 (31.4) 21 (30) 0.84
 POD 2 21 (30) 22 (31.4) 0.6
 POD 3 3 (4.3) 9 (12.9) 0.07
  1. Values are given as absolute number (percentage) or mean (± standard deviation), as appropriate. Difference between groups were tested with Chi-square test or two-sided Student´s t-test with statistical significance considered at p < 0.05, POD postoperative day, RSC regular straight catheter, SCC self-coiling catheter