Chapter

Elbow Blockade

Steven R. Rettke 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/9780199743032.003.0017

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Elbow Blockade

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Nerve blocks at the elbow have limited but specific clinical applications, which are described. In addition, the following aspects of the procedure are reviewed: 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 for this block is also reviewed.

Chapter.  2124 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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