A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Contribution of the Saphenous Nerve in Ankle Pain of Patients With Degenerative Joint Disease of the Ankle


About this study

To assess the pain scores before and after saphenous nerve block placement in patients with degenerative joint disease of the ankle.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients evaluated with osteoarthritis who are surgical candidates for ankle fusion or total ankle replacement.
  • Registered patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida with scheduled visit to see Dr.Whalen

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with lower extremity diabetic neuropathy
  • History of prior trauma of ankle with residual nerve injury
  • Current medication of pregabalin or gabalin
  • Allergy to lidocaine

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Steven Clendenen, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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