The use of peripheral nerve blocks as the sole anesthetic, augmented with mild sedation for intraoperative management of surgery on the ankle and knee in two hemophiliac patients, is presented. Peripheral nerve blocks may be safely used for surgery of the extremities in a patient with moderate to severe hemophilia, provided a safe level of Factor VIII is maintained throughout the perioperative period.
- Ankle arthrodesis
- Bleeding disorders
- Femoral nerve block
- Intraoperative management
- Knee arthroplasty
- Postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Sciatic nerve block, Popliteal nerve block