Peripheral Nerve Block of Upper Limb

  • Ryohta Nishiyama
  • Hiroyuki Uchino


Peripheral nerve block of the upper limb is a therapeutic method of injecting local anesthetics into the forearm spinal nerve root from the cervical spine which differentiates radial, median, and ulnar nerves that are the peripheral branches of the brachial plexus.


Upper limb peripheral nerve block Ultrasound-guided method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryohta Nishiyama
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Uchino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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