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ACE Report #8969
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary approach comparable for brachial nerve block

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of the Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular and Axillary Approaches for Ultrasound-Guided Brachial Plexus Block for Surgical Anesthesia

Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2016 Apr 19;7(2).

Contributing Authors: A Stav L Reytman MY Stav I Portnoy A Kantarovsky O Galili S Luboshitz R Sevi A Sternberg

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101 patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery below the shoulder were randomized to receive ultrasound guided brachial plexus block through a supraclavicular, infraclavicular, or axillary approach. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were significant differences in block performance time, quality of nerve block, or proportion of failed blocks when comparing anaesthetic approaches up ...

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