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April 11, 2023

Case Study: Calcaneus fracture

The calcaneus, or the heel bone, is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone and accounts for about 1-2% of all fractures and ~60% of tarsal fractures. Calcaneal fractures most commonly occur during high-energy events leading to axial loading of the b...
April 11, 2023

Recommended Reading: Physicians and Opioid Abuse

While physicians prescribing opioids are often implemented in the ongoing war on opiate addiction, less attention is given to the physicians and anesthesiologists who have ready access to the drugs or to the potential for them to be susceptible to op...
April 4, 2023

Tips for a Costoclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

A costoclavicular block anesthetizes the brachial plexus at the level of the cords (i.e., lateral, medial, and posterior cords) resulting in anesthesia of the arm below the shoulder. Here are the 3 steps we follow when performing a costoclavicular br...
March 31, 2023

Tips for the Cervical Nerve Root Block

The cervical nerve root block is an injection administered in the cervical spine, used often to help treat conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and radiculopathy. Here are 3 tips to perform a cervical root nerve block Place the transd...
March 31, 2023

Tips for scanning the quadriceps tendon in a longitudinal orientation

The quadriceps tendon connects the quadriceps muscle to the top of the patella and works with the quadriceps muscle to extend the leg. Injuries are common to this tendon, with tears, either partial or complete, being the most common. Check out the 3 ...
March 28, 2023

Case study: Tourniquet pain

The most common complication of a tourniquet during orthopedic surgery is tourniquet pain, which, in turn, is why peripheral nerve blocks for distal surgery can not be used as a single anesthesia modality. Read on to find out how we approach tourniqu...
March 23, 2023

Reviewing the Medico-Legal Cases: Patterns That Lead to a Higher Risk for Both Neurologic Complications and a Higher Risk of Being Named in a Lawsuit

Having published several standards textbooks in anesthesiology and over 200 scientific papers, it is no wonder that dr. Hadzic is often asked to consult as a medico-legal witness. He does not take on all cases he is asked to consult on; instead, he p...
March 21, 2023

Tips for the Erector Spinae Plane Block

The erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a novel interfascial plane technique that was first described in 2016 by Forero et al. The technique is indicated for analgesia for rib fractures and back and chest wall surgeries. Here are 3 steps to successfu...
March 14, 2023

Case study: Abdominal wall blocks

Abdominal wall blocks can be truly life-saving. Our team at NYSORA-EUROPE Center in ZOL, Genk, Belgium, witnessed several clinical scenarios where abdominal wall blocks made a difference and allowed extubation and weaning off mechanical ventilation a...
1. Third Occipital Nerve and Cervical Medial Branch Nerve Block
2. Cervical Zygapophyseal (Facet) Intra-Articular Injection
3. Cervical Nerve Root Block
4. Thoracic Paravertebral Block
5. Lumbar Facet Nerve Block and Intra-articular injection
6. Lumbar Nerve Root (Periradicular) Injections
7. Central Neuraxial Blocks
8. Caudal Epidural Injections
9. Sacroiliac Joint Injection
10. Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block
11. Celiac Plexus Block and Neurolysis
12. Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric, and Genitofemoral Nerve block
13. Piriformis Muscle Injection
14. Pudendal Nerve block
15. Ganglion Impar Injection
16. Superficial Trigeminal Nerve Blocks
17. Greater Occipital Nerve Block
18. Cervical Sympathetic Block
19. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block
20. Suprascapular Nerve Block
21. Intercostal Nerve Block
22. Subacromial/Subdeltoid Bursa Injections
23. Biceps Tendon Sheath (Biceps – Long Head) Injections
24. Acromioclavicular Joint Injections
25. Glenohumeral Joint Injections
26. Subscapularis Tendon/Subscapularis Bursa Injections
27. Sternoclavicular Joint Injections
28. Carpal Tunnel Injections
29. Trigger Finger Injections
30. Wrist Injections
31. Injections for Tendon Dysfunction
32. Elbow Injections
33. Intra-articular Hip Injections
34. Knee Injections
36. Atlanto-Axial and Atlanto-Occipital Joint Injections
37. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
38. Occipital Stimulation
39. Groin Stimulation
40. Cervical Diskography and Intradiskal Procedures