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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…

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…

Truncal and Cutaneous Blocks

Ultrasound Guided Techniques

A C B D Figure 1: (A) Transducer position and needle insertion to accomplish a transverse abdominal plane block. (B) Transducer position and needle insertion to accomplish iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerve blocks. (C) Transducer position and needle insertion to accomplish…

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…

Bier Block

Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

Figure 1: Intravenous regional anesthesia: Injection of local anesthetic and placement of the tourniquet. Essentials Indications: short operative procedures for the extremities; pain therapy (e.g., treatment of recurrent complexpain    syndrome); treatment of hyperhidrosis Local anesthetic: 12-15 mL of 2% lidocaine…

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…

Ultrasound-Guided Wrist Block

Upper Extremity

A B C Figure 1: Ultrasound-guided wrist block. Transducer and needle positions for (A) Median nerve block, (B) Ulnar nerve block, (C) Radial nerve block. Essentials  Indications: surgery on the hand and fingers  Transducer position: transverse at wrist crease or…

Ultrasound-Guided Forearm Block

Upper Extremity

A B C Figure 1: (A) Radial nerve block above the elbow. The needle is inserted in-plane from lateral to medial direction. (B) Median nerve block at the level of the midforearm. (C) Ulnar nerve block at the level of…

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…

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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