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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…

Physics of Ultrasound


Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block Based on Hadzic’s Textbook of RAPM 2nd Ed 2017Daquan Xu INTRODUCTION Ultrasound application allows for noninvasive visualization of tissue structures. Real-time ultrasound images are integrated images resulting from reflection of organ surfaces and scattering within…

Musculocutaneous Nerve

Human Anatomy

   Musculocutaneous Nerve Ultrasound transducer position to image the axilla: musculocutaneous nerve Ultrasound image of the axilla: musculocutaneous nerve Ultrasound image of the labeled axilla: musculocutaneous nerve Key: AA – Axillary Artery CBM – Coracobrachialis Muscle MCN – Musculocutaneous Nerve

Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extremity

Figure 1: Transducer position and needle insertion in ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block. Essentials   Indications: forearm and hand surgery   Transducer position: short axis to arm, just distal to pectoralis major insertion   Goal: local anesthetic spread around axillary artery   Local anesthetic:…

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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…

Ultrasound Guided Femoral Nerve Block

Lower Extremity

Figure 1: Transducer position and needle insertion using an in-plane technique to block the femoral nerve at the femoral crease. Essentials  Indications: anterior thigh, femur, and knee surgery  Transducer position: transverse, close to the femoral crease  Goal: local anesthetic spread…

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