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Regional Anesthesia for Major Surgery of the Foot. Levobupivacaïne Ropivacaine 0.5% Versus 0.5% in the Sciatic Block Through médiofémorale (SCIALERO)

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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2009
Last updated: August 1, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

Ropivacaine 0.5% and 0.5% in levobupivacaïne are used in regional anesthesia for major surgery of the foot. The literature does not highlight a significant difference in terms of onset of action between these two molecules to block the sciatic nerve [4]. Our hypothesis is that this lack of difference is due to the use of a neurostimulator for locating the injection site (indiscriminate nature of the anatomical approach to the sciatic nerve). Indeed, the sensitivity of neurostimulation is low compared with ultrasound [58] and ultrasound, for accurate visualization of the deposit of the local anesthetic around the nerve to improve the quality of the block and reduce the onset of action of local anesthetic [46, 47].

The investigators propose to make a comparative trial between levobupivacaïne 0.5% ropivacaine and 0.5% under the control of the ultrasound as part of a sciatic nerve block. The use of ultrasound will reduce the variability of results because the changes would be linked exclusively to the local anesthetic. The investigators test the hypothesis that levobupivacaïne gives better results in terms of onset of action than ropivacaine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Nerve Block
Drug: levobupivacaïne 0,5 %
Drug: ropivacaïne 0,5 %
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare the Onset of Action of Ropivacaine 0.5% and levobupivacaïne 0.5 % for Sciatic Nerve Block Guided in Major Surgery of the Foot [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the Relative Position of the Tibial and Contigent Fibulaire Common in the Sciatic Nerve. [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of Motor Sciatic Block (h) [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of Sensory Sciatic Block (h) [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Levobupivacaïne 0,5 % Drug: levobupivacaïne 0,5 %
20mL de levobupivacaïne 0,5 % 20mL de ropivacaïne 0,5 %
Active Comparator: Ropivacaïne 0,5% Drug: ropivacaïne 0,5 %
20mL de ropivacaïne 0,5 %


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with unilateral major surgery of the foot: hallux valgus (not ambulatory), claw toes, fusion-Astragalo calcaneum, complex syntheses of tarsus-aged over 18 years .
  • Male and female
  • ASA 1 or 2
  • Insured Social
  • Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
  • Intoxication-alcoholic chronic
  • Allergy to local anesthetics
  • Hemostasis disorders
  • Hepatic failure
  • Chronic pain syndrome
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00956709

Nantes University Hospital
Nantes, France, 44093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital Identifier: NCT00956709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD 08/5-D
Study First Received: August 10, 2009
Results First Received: July 7, 2014
Last Updated: August 1, 2014
Health Authority: France: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 20, 2014