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Interscalene Blockade 

Interscalene Blockade
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Interscalene Blockade
Author(s):

Laurence C. Torsher

, Hugh M. Smith

, and Adam K. Jacob

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0010
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date: 18 May 2021

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.

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