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Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

  • M. Bosco
  • A. Clemente
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Abstract

The ideal brachial plexus block should rapidly produce complete anesthesia of the upper arm, forearm, and hand, permit stable positioning of a catheter and be almost entirely free of side effects and complications. It should be possible to perform the block without having to place the arm in any particular position and be effective even with just a single puncture. The infraclavicular brachial plexus block is a good candidate.

Keywords

Anatomy of infraclavicular region Infraclavicular plexus block Ultrasound infraclavicular block Comparison of infraclavicular approaches Complications of infraclavicular blocks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineCatholic University of the Sacred HeartRomeItaly
  2. 2.Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy ServiceIRCCS—Immacolata Dermopathic Institute (IDI)RomeItaly

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