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Sonoanatomy of the Upper and Lower Extremity

Hugh M. Smith

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/9780199743032.003.0007

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Sonoanatomy of the Upper and Lower Extremity

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Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is the practice of applied anatomy. A detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy and the relationships of nerves to other structures is critical to successfully perform ultrasound-based procedures. In addition to anatomical knowledge, a comprehensive understanding of ultrasound equipment, probe selection, image optimization, and scanning technique is also essential to the proceduralist. Each of these factors is reviewed.

Chapter.  4761 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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