Axillary Nerve Block (Ultrasound-Guided Method)

  • Yasuyuki ShibataEmail author
  • Michael J. Barrington


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.


Axillary nerve block Surgical neck Posterior circumflex humeral artery 


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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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