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Ultrasound Guided Techniques

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:…

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:…

Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block

Upper Extremity

Figure 1: Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block; transducer and needle position to obtain the desired ultrasound image for an in-plane approach. Essentials   Indications: shoulder and upper arm surgery   Transducer position: transverse on neck, 3-4 cm superior to clavicle, over external…

Ultrasound-Guided Superficial Cervical Plexus Block

Upper Extremity

Figure 1: Needle and transducer position to block the superficial cervical plexus using a transverse view. Essentials  Indications: carotid endarterectomy, superficial neck surgery  Transducer position: transverse over the midpoint of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (posterior border)  Goal: local anesthetic spread around…

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