Chapter

Intersternocleidomastoid Blockade

Michelle A. O. Kinney

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/9780199743032.003.0012

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Intersternocleidomastoid Blockade

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The intersternocleidomastoid block is indicated for procedures of the shoulder, upper arm, and forearm. The following aspects of the procedure are reviewed: clinical applications, relevant anatomy, patient position, technique (including neural localization techniques, needle insertion site, and needle redirection cues), and side effects and complications.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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