Interscalene Blockade

Laurence C. Torsher, Hugh M. Smith and Adam K. Jacob

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:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Interscalene Blockade

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Interscalene blockade provides surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia for procedures of the shoulder and proximal aspect of the arm. Relevant anatomy for this block is described. Patient position and technique (including neural localization techniques, needle insertion site, and needle redirection cues), are reviewed. A discussion of ultrasound guidance, use of continuous peripheral nerve catheters, and side effects and complications completes the chapter.

Chapter.  2730 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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