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    Interscalene nerve blocks

    Interscalene nerve blocks represent the most cranial approach to the brachial plexus. Various puncture techniques are possible. In the following, we describe two different means of access…

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    Supraclavicular brachial plexus block

    The supraclavicular block in particular has experienced a renaissance in European countries with the increasing prevalence of modern…

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    Infraclavicular vertical brachial plexus block

    Problems that may arise with the axillary plexus block, such as incomplete dissemination of the anaesthesia (radial and musculocutaneous nerves)…

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    Axillary nerve block

    The classical axillary blockade of the brachial plexus is performed in an area in which cords have already formed the peripheral nerves of the arm. The axillary nerve and musculocutaneous nerve…

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    Suprascapular nerve block

    A very effective and easy-to-perform technique for the selective, complete anaesthesia of the suprascapular nerve where it emerges through the scapular notch on the floor of the supraspinous fossa…

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