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Tips for a Cervical Plexus Block

April 18, 2023

A cervical plexus block is indicated for carotid endarterectomy, superficial neck procedures, and analgesia for clavicle fractures.

Here are our 3 go-to tips to perform a cervical plexus block

  1. Place the transducer transversely over the lateral aspect of the neck to identify the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM).
  2. The superficial branches of the cervical branches are located under the SCM.
  3. Insert the needle in-plane, behind the posterior border of the SCM, and inject 5-8 mL of local anesthetic between the fascial layers containing the branches of the cervical plexus.

Watch the video below to get a better picture of the process and see how the NYSORA Nerve Blocks App brings these instructions to life:

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