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Ultrasound Guided Techniques

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…

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…

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 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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