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Anatomical Considerations for Peripheral Nerve Blockade

James R. Hebl

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0005

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Anatomical Considerations for Peripheral Nerve Blockade

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Chapter 5 contains a basic review of terminology used to describe body planes, surface orientation, and movements. The anatomy of major nerve plexuses are also examined: brachial plexus, lumbar plexus, lumbosacral plexus. The chapter concludes with a discussion of peripheral nerve anatomy and sensory and motor innervation, including dermatomes, osteotomes, and myotomes.

Chapter.  6837 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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