Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Patient Satisfaction in Forefoot Surgery Using Walant Technique

Gustavo Lucar-Lopez1,4, Guillem Paz Ramírez1, Maria Fernanda Gómez Blanco1, Manel Ballester-Alomar1,4*, Kerbi Alejandro Guevara-Noriega3 and MA Villamizar Avendaño2

1Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hospital de Mataro, Mataro, Spain

2Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

3Vascular Surgery and Translational Medicine, Parc Tauli University Hospital, Sabadell, Spain

4Foot and Ankle and Sports Medicine Unit, Clinica Creu Blanca, Barcelona, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Manel Ballester-Alomar, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hospital de Mataro, Mataro, Spain.

Received: July 14, 2022; Published: August 16, 2022

Abstract

Several anesthetic techniques are used in foot and ankle surgery, WALANT technique is one of them that has several advantages: fast procedure, no ischemia or tourniquet needed, dynamic evaluation. Less preoperative test are needed and the total cost is reduced. It has very successful proven in upper extremity.

We would like to evaluate the patient satisfaction of the WALANT technique in forefoot surgery.

21 patients are included in the study. 66% of the patients had no pain and 19% had minimal pain during the surgery. 85% of the cases recommended or strongly recommended this technique for the forefoot surgery.

Our results indicate that WALANT surgery is a safe with very good satisfaction indicators for the patients.

 

Keywords: WALANT Technique; Forefoot; Tourniquet

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Citation

Citation: Manel Ballester-Alomar., et al. “Patient Satisfaction in Forefoot Surgery Using Walant Technique". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.9 (2022): 59-62.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Manel Ballester-Alomar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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