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Axillary Blockade

Sandra L. Kopp and 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/9780199743032.003.0015

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Axillary Blockade

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Infraclavicular blockade is best suited for patients undergoing surgery of the elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand. 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. Use of ultrasound guidance and continuous nerve catheters is also reviewed.

Chapter.  2897 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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