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Continuous Interscalene vs. High Thoracic Erector Spinae Block in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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July 2022

Continuous Interscalene vs. High Thoracic Erector Spinae Block in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Vol: 267| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Continuous interscalene versus phrenic nerve-sparing high-thoracic erector spinae plane block for total shoulder arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial

Can J Anaesth. 2022 01-May;():. 10.1007/s12630-022-02216-1

Contributing Authors:
LY Sun S Basireddy LN Gerber J Lamano J Costouros E Cheung J Boublik JL Horn BCH Tsui

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Synopsis

Thirty patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to receive a continuous interscalene brachial plexus block (n=15) or a high-thoracic erector spinae plane block (n=15) for the control of post-operative shoulder pain. The primary outcome of interest was the incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis. Additional outcomes of interest included incentive spirometry volume, sensory a...

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