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Axillary Nerve Block (Ultrasound-Guided Method)

  • Yasuyuki ShibataEmail author
  • Michael J. Barrington
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Abstract

The combination of the axillary and suprascapular nerve blocks is an alternative technique of the interscalene block for providing pain control after shoulder surgery. This combination enables us to avoid diaphragmatic paralysis as a side effect of the interscalene block.

Keywords

Axillary nerve block Surgical neck Posterior circumflex humeral artery 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Department of AnesthesiologyNagoya University HospitalNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaSt. Vincent’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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