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Axillary Brachial Plexus Block


Figure 1: The needle is inserted toward the axillary artery (line) until either motor response of the hand or arterial blood on aspiration is obtained. Essentials Indications: forearm and hand surgery Landmarks: axillary artery pulse Any of the following three…

Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extremity

Figure 1: Supraclavicular brachial plexus; transducer position and needle insertion. Essentials   Indications: arm, elbow, forearm, and hand surgery   Transducer position: transverse on neck, just superior to the clavicle at midpoint   Goal: local anesthetic spread around brachial plexus, lateral and superficial…



ULTRASOUND GUIDED SUPRACLAVICULAR BLOCK By Alan Macfarlane BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP, FRCA, Richard Brull MD, FRCPC Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WHOLE ARTICLE

Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extremity

Figure 1: In-plane needle insertion technique during infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Essentials   Indications: arm, elbow, forearm, and hand surgery   Transducer position: approximately parasagittal, just medial to coracoid process, inferior to clavicle   Goal: local anesthetic spread around axillary artery   Local anesthetic:…

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…

Ultrasound-Guided Saphenous Nerve Block

Lower Extremity

Figure 1: Needle insertion to block the saphenous nerve at the level of the mid thigh (left) or below the knee (right). Essentials  Indications: saphenous vein stripping or harvesting, supplementation for medial foot/ankle surgery in combination    with a sciatic nerve…

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…

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