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Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extermity

Figure 1: Patient position and needle insertion for infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Essentials Indications: elbow, forearm, hand surgery Landmarks: medial clavicular head, coracoid process Nerve stimulation: hand twitch at 0.2-0.5 mA Local anesthetic: 25-35 mL General Considerations The infraclavicular block…

Digital Nerve Block

Upper Extermity

A digital block is the technique of blocking the nerves of the digits to achieve anesthesia of the finger(s). This technique is simple to perform and essentially devoid of systemic complications. It is a commonly used and effective method of…

Cutaneous Nerve blocks of the Upper Extremity

General

A B C Figure 1: Techniques to block the cutaneous nerves of the upper extremity. Essentials Indications: mostly used as a supplement to major blocks of the upper extremity Local anesthetic: 5-10 mL General Considerations Cutaneous nerve blocks of the…

Ultrasound Guided Obturator Nerve Block

Lower Extremity

Figure 1: Needle insertion using an in-plane technique to accomplish an obturator nerve block. Essentials  Indications: Relief of painful adductor muscle contractions, top revent adduction of thigh during transurethral    bladder surgery, additional analgesia after major knee surgery  Transducer position: Medial…

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