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We all loved the previous NYSORA site and it has served us all well, but it was time for a change. After months of dedicated work, we are finally ready to debut the new NYSORA.com! Thank you all for the…

Sciatic Nerve Block: Transgluteal / Anterior Approach

Lower Extermity

A B Figure 1-1: (A) Needle insertion for the transgluteal (posterior) approach to sciatic nerve block. (B) Needle insertion for anterior sciatic block. Essentials Transgluteal (Posterior) Approach Indications: surgery on the knee, tibia, ankle, and foot Landmarks: greater trochanter, superior…

Caudal Anesthesia

Landmark Based

Caudal anesthesia was first described at the turn of last century by two French physicians, Fernand Cathelin and Jean-Anthanase Sicard. The technique predated the lumbar approach to epidural block by several years. By Kenneth D. Candido, MD and Alon Winnie,…

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Obturator Nerve Block

Lower Extermity

Obturator nerve block is used to treat hip joint pain and in the relief of adductor muscle spasm associated with hemi-or paraplegia. Muscle spasticity is relatively common problem among patients suffering from central neurological problems such as cerebrovascular pathology, medullar injuries, multiple sclerosis, infantile cerebral palsy, etc.

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…

Subclavian Artery


   Subclavian Artery Ultrasound transducer position to image the subclavian artery Ultrasound image of the subclavian artery and supraclavicular brachial plexus Ultrasound image of the labeled subclavian artery supraclavicular brachial plexus Ultrasound image of the labeled subclavian artery and dorsal…

Thoraco Lumbar Paravertebral Block

Landmark Based

Overview  Indications: Inguinal hernia surgery, lateral abdominal wall surgery  Landmarks:                      Spinal processes T9-L5 (the number and location of levels chosen for each indication)                      Transverse process  Needle insertion: 2 cm lateral to midline  Target goal: Needle insertion 1 cm past the…

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