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Nerve Blocks of the Face


Nerve Blocks of the Face Based on Hadzic’s Textbook of RAPM 2nd Ed 2017Chrystelle Sola, Christophe Dadure, Olivier Choquet, and Xavier Capdevila INTRODUCTION Regional anesthesia is commonly used for postoperative pain management to decrease postoperative pain and opioid consumption following…

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Anatomy Of The Lumbosacral Spine


Descriptive anatomy of the lumbosacral spine: The lower extent of the spinal cord, the conus medullaris (1) ends in the adult at approximately L1. The line between the iliac crests, Tuffier’s line, most often crosses through the L4 spine. A…

Ultrasound-Guided Fascia Iliaca Block

Lower Extremity

Figure 1: Needle insertion for the fascia iliaca block. The black dot indicates the position of the femoral artery. Essentials  Indications: anterior thigh and knee surgery, analgesia following hip and knee procedures  Transducer position: transverse, close to the femoral crease…

Ultrasound Guided Ankle Block

Lower Extremity

Figure 1: Block of the posterior tibial nerve using an out-of-plane technique. Essentials  Indications: surgery on the foot and toes  Transducer position: about the ankle and depends on the nerve to be blocked  Goal: local anesthetic spread surrounding each individual…

Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extermity

Figure 1: Insertion of the needle in the supraclavicular brachial plexus block. The needle is inserted lateral to the insertion of the clavicular head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Essentials Indications: upper extremity surgery (arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand) Landmarks: the…

Duke Anesthesia Fellows Visit CREER in New Fellowship Exchange Program

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On May 12, 2016 the three Duke Regional and Ambulatory Anesthesia fellows, Evan Sutton, Irfan Samee, and Siddharth Sata visited Belgium for a week long observership as part of the newly established fellowship exchange program with NYSORA – CREER in Genk, Belgium. They visited three different sites during the trip including the ZOL hospital where Dr. Admir Hadzic leads the NYSORA – CREER fellowship, the KU-Leuven University hospital in Leuven, and an off-site orthopedic surgery center that is part of KU-Leuven.

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