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Supraclavicular Blockade 

Supraclavicular Blockade
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Supraclavicular Blockade
Author(s):

Adam K. Jacob

and Kenneth P. Scott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0013
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date: 14 December 2019

Supraclavicular block is used for procedures of the upper extremity distal to the shoulder, including the elbow, forearm, and 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 for this block is also reviewed.

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