Pectoral nerve block significantly reduces hyperacute pain and opioid use in shoulder arthroscopy
Analgesic Benefit of Pectoral Nerve Block II Blockade for Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blinded, Controlled TrialAnesth Analg. 2019;129(2):536-542. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004233
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Intrascalene blocks (ISB) are commonly performed for patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy in an effort to reduce pain. Given the ongoing opioid crisis, there is an increasing focus on peri-operative techniques that can help to minimize the need for opioids in this period. Thus, the investigators randomized 40 patients, all of whom were receiving an ISB, to also receive a pectoral nerve block v...
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