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ACE Report #11593
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US-guided supraclavicular and interscalene brachial plexus blocks in arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular and Interscalene Brachial Plexus Blocks in Postoperative Pain Management After Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Pain Pract. 2019 Feb;19(2):196-203

Contributing Authors: T Karaman S Karaman M Asci H Tapar A Sahin S Dogru M Suren

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62 patients scheduled for arthroscopic shoulder surgery were randomized to receive an ultrasound guided supra-clavicular brachial plexus block (SCBB) or an interscalene brachial plexus block (ISBB) for pain relief following surgery. The primary outcome of interest was pain intensity within the first 24 hours post-operation, measured on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Secondary outcomes included the p...

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