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Chapter 51 - Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter, provides an overview for pediatric upper extremity nerve blocks. The authors describe the nerve distribution and ultrasound Sonoanatomy for the common upper extremity blocks (interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary nerve blocks. Indications and contraindications as well as discussion of perineural catheters are discussed.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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Gorlin, A, Warren, L. Ultrasound guided interscalene blocks. J Ultrasound Med. 2012;31:979–83. PMID: 22733845.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Tsui, BCH. Interscalene brachial plexus blockade. In Tsui, B and Suresh, S (eds.) 2016. Pediatric Atlas of Ultrasound- and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia. New York, NY: pages 267–81.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Tsui, BCH. Infraclavicular block. In Tsui, BH (ed.) 2007. Atlas of Ultrasound and Nerve Stimulation Guided Regional Anesthesia. New York, NY. pages 8798.Google Scholar

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