Ultrasound-Guided Method

  • Kiyoshige OhsetoEmail author
  • Naoto Iwase
  • Hiroyuki Uchino


Ultrasound-guided nerve block allows the real-time visualization of needle placement on cross-sectional images, enabling accurate drug injection around the nerve (into the nerve in some cases). This technique is considered to be more accurate and safer than the conventional landmark-based technique. The use of ultrasound guidance improves the success rate of nerve blocks particularly in less experienced clinicians.


Ultrasound-guided method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshige Ohseto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naoto Iwase
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Uchino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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