Midhumeral block

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CHAPTER 20 Midhumeral block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Surgical procedures in the innervated area; supplementation of incomplete anesthesia of the brachial plexus. Therapeutic Complex regional pain syndrome; postherpetic…

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Which block for which surgery?

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CHAPTER 9 Which block for which surgery? Dora Breslin, Stewart Grant Introduction A recent editorial highlighted that ‘Regional anesthesia always works, provided we put the right dose of the right…

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Interscalene block

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CHAPTER 15 Interscalene block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Surgical procedures of the clavicle, shoulder, upper arm, and forearm (exception being the medial aspect). Therapeutic Shoulder and upper arm…

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Anterior sciatic block

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CHAPTER 25 Anterior sciatic block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgery Surgical procedures on the lower limb from the knee distally, including Achilles’ tendon repair and most foot surgery (excluding…

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Paravertebral block

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CHAPTER 32 Paravertebral block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Thoracic; breast; cholecystectomy; renal and ureteric; herniorrhaphy; appendicectomy; video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Therapeutic Acute pain management for…

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Intercostal block

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CHAPTER 33 Intercostal block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Upper abdominal and thoracic superficial procedures; insertion of thoracostomy and gastrostomy tubes. Therapeutic Postoperative pain therapy after upper abdominal and…

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Posterior sciatic block

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CHAPTER 24 Posterior sciatic block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgery Surgical procedures on the lower limb from the knee distally, including Achilles’ tendon repair and most foot surgery (excluding…

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Transversus abdominis plane block

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CHAPTER 34 Transversus abdominis plane block John McDonnell, Brian O’Donnell Indications Surgical Analgesia for abdominal surgery with incision at or below the level of the T8 dermatome: bilateral block for…

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Iliacus block

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CHAPTER 28 Iliacus block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Muscle biopsy; skin-graft donor site; patellar fracture fixation or wiring; combined with other techniques for saphenofemoral vein ligation; hip fracture…

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Supraclavicular block

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CHAPTER 16 Supraclavicular block Dominic Harmon, Jack Barrett Indications Surgical Surgical procedures of the proximal humerus, elbow, forearm, and hand. Therapeutic Complex regional pain syndrome; postamputation pain; postherpetic neuralgia; tumor-related…

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