Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Femoral Nerve: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.Sciatic Nerve: A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Mandibular Nerve: A branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The mandibular nerve carries motor fibers to the muscles of mastication and sensory fibers to the teeth and gingivae, the face in the region of the mandible, and parts of the dura.Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.Autonomic Nerve Block: Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Obturator Nerve: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to the lower extremity. The obturator nerve provides motor innervation to the adductor muscles of the thigh and cutaneous sensory innervation of the inner thigh.Lidocaine: A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.Mepivacaine: A local anesthetic that is chemically related to BUPIVACAINE but pharmacologically related to LIDOCAINE. It is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, and epidural anesthesia. Mepivacaine is effective topically only in large doses and therefore should not be used by this route. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p168)Brachial Plexus: The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Maxillary Nerve: The intermediate sensory division of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The maxillary nerve carries general afferents from the intermediate region of the face including the lower eyelid, nose and upper lip, the maxillary teeth, and parts of the dura.Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Lumbosacral Plexus: The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.Optic Nerve: The 2nd cranial nerve which conveys visual information from the RETINA to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS which sort at the OPTIC CHIASM and continue via the OPTIC TRACTS to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other targets include the SUPERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEI. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Nerve Fibers: Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Amides: Organic compounds containing the -CO-NH2 radical. Amides are derived from acids by replacement of -OH by -NH2 or from ammonia by the replacement of H by an acyl group. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Zygapophyseal Joint: The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Intercostal Nerves: The ventral rami of the thoracic nerves from segments T1 through T11. The intercostal nerves supply motor and sensory innervation to the thorax and abdomen. The skin and muscles supplied by a given pair are called, respectively, a dermatome and a myotome.Inguinal Canal: The tunnel in the lower anterior ABDOMINAL WALL through which the SPERMATIC CORD, in the male; ROUND LIGAMENT, in the female; nerves; and vessels pass. Its internal end is at the deep inguinal ring and its external end is at the superficial inguinal ring.Anesthesia, Conduction: Injection of an anesthetic into the nerves to inhibit nerve transmission in a specific part of the body.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Dental Pulp Test: Investigations conducted on the physical health of teeth involving use of a tool that transmits hot or cold electric currents on a tooth's surface that can determine problems with that tooth based on reactions to the currents.Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Injuries to the PERIPHERAL NERVES.Tibial Nerve: The medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve. The tibial nerve fibers originate in lumbar and sacral spinal segments (L4 to S2). They supply motor and sensory innervation to parts of the calf and foot.Median Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the median nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C6 to T1), travel via the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.Nerve Regeneration: Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.Ambulatory Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.Spinal Nerves: The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Prilocaine: A local anesthetic that is similar pharmacologically to LIDOCAINE. Currently, it is used most often for infiltration anesthesia in dentistry.Nerve Endings: Branch-like terminations of NERVE FIBERS, sensory or motor NEURONS. Endings of sensory neurons are the beginnings of afferent pathway to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Endings of motor neurons are the terminals of axons at the muscle cells. Nerve endings which release neurotransmitters are called PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS.Adjuvants, Anesthesia: Agents that are administered in association with anesthetics to increase effectiveness, improve delivery, or decrease required dosage.Sural Nerve: A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.Trigeminal Nerve: The 5th and largest cranial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve. The larger sensory part forms the ophthalmic, mandibular, and maxillary nerves which carry afferents sensitive to external or internal stimuli from the skin, muscles, and joints of the face and mouth and from the teeth. Most of these fibers originate from cells of the TRIGEMINAL GANGLION and project to the TRIGEMINAL NUCLEUS of the brain stem. The smaller motor part arises from the brain stem trigeminal motor nucleus and innervates the muscles of mastication.Facial Nerve: The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.Nerve Crush: Treatment of muscles and nerves under pressure as a result of crush injuries.Anesthesia, Local: A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.Ulnar Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C7 to T1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Hypogastric Plexus: A complex network of nerve fibers in the pelvic region. The hypogastric plexus distributes sympathetic fibers from the lumbar paravertebral ganglia and the aortic plexus, parasympathetic fibers from the pelvic nerve, and visceral afferents. The bilateral pelvic plexus is in its lateral extent.Spinal Nerve Roots: Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.Femoral Neuropathy: Disease involving the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve may be injured by ISCHEMIA (e.g., in association with DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES), nerve compression, trauma, COLLAGEN DISEASES, and other disease processes. Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the QUADRICEPS MUSCLE, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired sensation over the anterior and medial thigh.Heart Block: Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Analgesia, Patient-Controlled: Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).Ultrasonography, Interventional: The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.Infusion Pumps: Fluid propulsion systems driven mechanically, electrically, or osmotically that are used to inject (or infuse) over time agents into a patient or experimental animal; used routinely in hospitals to maintain a patent intravenous line, to administer antineoplastic agents and other drugs in thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes mellitus (INSULIN INFUSION SYSTEMS is also available), and other disorders.Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.Nerve Growth Factor: NERVE GROWTH FACTOR is the first of a series of neurotrophic factors that were found to influence the growth and differentiation of sympathetic and sensory neurons. It is comprised of alpha, beta, and gamma subunits. The beta subunit is responsible for its growth stimulating activity.Nerve Growth Factors: Factors which enhance the growth potentialities of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells.Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Phrenic Nerve: The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.Radial Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans the fibers of the radial nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C5 to T1), travel via the posterior cord of the brachial plexus, and supply motor innervation to extensor muscles of the arm and cutaneous sensory fibers to extensor regions of the arm and hand.Electric Stimulation: Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.Anesthesia, Spinal: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.Cranial Nerves: Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.Nerve Compression Syndromes: Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.Hernia, Inguinal: An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.Shoulder Pain: Unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. It is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Ophthalmic Nerve: A sensory branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The ophthalmic nerve carries general afferents from the superficial division of the face including the eyeball, conjunctiva, upper eyelid, upper nose, nasal mucosa, and scalp.Sensation: The process in which specialized SENSORY RECEPTOR CELLS transduce peripheral stimuli (physical or chemical) into NERVE IMPULSES which are then transmitted to the various sensory centers in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Nerve Tissue: Differentiated tissue of the central nervous system composed of NERVE CELLS, fibers, DENDRITES, and specialized supporting cells.Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment: The application, via IMPLANTED ELECTRODES, of short bursts of electrical energy in the radiofrequency range, interspersed with pauses in delivery of the current long enough to dissipate the generated heat and avoid heat-induced tissue necrosis.Neuralgia: Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.Anesthesia, Epidural: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected into the epidural space.Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.Post-Traumatic Headache: Secondary headache attributed to TRAUMA of the HEAD and/or the NECK.Lip: Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee: Replacement of the knee joint.Home Infusion Therapy: Use of any infusion therapy on an ambulatory, outpatient, or other non-institutionalized basis.Mandibular Injuries: Injuries to the lower jaw bone.Cochlear Nerve: The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.Carticaine: A thiophene-containing local anesthetic pharmacologically similar to MEPIVACAINE.Pain, Intractable: Persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.Splanchnic Nerves: The major nerves supplying sympathetic innervation to the abdomen. The greater, lesser, and lowest (or smallest) splanchnic nerves are formed by preganglionic fibers from the spinal cord which pass through the paravertebral ganglia and then to the celiac ganglia and plexuses. The lumbar splanchnic nerves carry fibers which pass through the lumbar paravertebral ganglia to the mesenteric and hypogastric ganglia.Injections, Intra-Articular: Methods of delivering drugs into a joint space.Analgesics: Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Glossopharyngeal Nerve: The 9th cranial nerve. The glossopharyngeal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve; it conveys somatic and autonomic efferents as well as general, special, and visceral afferents. Among the connections are motor fibers to the stylopharyngeus muscle, parasympathetic fibers to the parotid glands, general and taste afferents from the posterior third of the tongue, the nasopharynx, and the palate, and afferents from baroreceptors and CHEMORECEPTOR CELLS of the carotid sinus.Oxycodone: A semisynthetic derivative of CODEINE.Psoas Muscles: A powerful flexor of the thigh at the hip joint (psoas major) and a weak flexor of the trunk and lumbar spinal column (psoas minor). Psoas is derived from the Greek "psoa", the plural meaning "muscles of the loin". It is a common site of infection manifesting as abscess (PSOAS ABSCESS). The psoas muscles and their fibers are also used frequently in experiments in muscle physiology.Arthroscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy and surgery of the joint.Hypesthesia: Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation.Epinephrine: The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Dexmedetomidine: A imidazole derivative that is an agonist of ADRENERGIC ALPHA-2 RECEPTORS. It is closely-related to MEDETOMIDINE, which is the racemic form of this compound.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Motor Neurons: Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.Optic Nerve Injuries: Injuries to the optic nerve induced by a trauma to the face or head. These may occur with closed or penetrating injuries. Relatively minor compression of the superior aspect of orbit may also result in trauma to the optic nerve. Clinical manifestations may include visual loss, PAPILLEDEMA, and an afferent pupillary defect.Nerve Fibers, Myelinated: A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.Optic Nerve Diseases: Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.Thoracic Nerves: The twelve spinal nerves on each side of the thorax. They include eleven INTERCOSTAL NERVES and one subcostal nerve. Both sensory and motor, they supply the muscles and skin of the thoracic and abdominal walls.Anesthesia, General: Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.Dental Pulp: A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Bicuspid: One of the eight permanent teeth, two on either side in each jaw, between the canines (CUSPID) and the molars (MOLAR), serving for grinding and crushing food. The upper have two cusps (bicuspid) but the lower have one to three. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p822)Nordefrin: A norepinephrine derivative used as a vasoconstrictor agent.Chin: The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.Accessory Nerve: The 11th cranial nerve which originates from NEURONS in the MEDULLA and in the CERVICAL SPINAL CORD. It has a cranial root, which joins the VAGUS NERVE (10th cranial) and sends motor fibers to the muscles of the LARYNX, and a spinal root, which sends motor fibers to the TRAPEZIUS and the sternocleidomastoid muscles.Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.Thoracotomy: Surgical incision into the chest wall.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Groin: The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.Neurons, Afferent: Neurons which conduct NERVE IMPULSES to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Axons: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.Sympathetic Nervous System: The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Oculomotor Nerve: The 3d cranial nerve. The oculomotor nerve sends motor fibers to the levator muscles of the eyelid and to the superior rectus, inferior rectus, and inferior oblique muscles of the eye. It also sends parasympathetic efferents (via the ciliary ganglion) to the muscles controlling pupillary constriction and accommodation. The motor fibers originate in the oculomotor nuclei of the midbrain.Muscle Weakness: A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Facial Nerve Injuries: Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve. This may result in FACIAL PARALYSIS, decreased lacrimation and salivation, and loss of taste sensation in the anterior tongue. The nerve may regenerate and reform its original pattern of innervation, or regenerate aberrantly, resulting in inappropriate lacrimation in response to gustatory stimuli (e.g., "crocodile tears") and other syndromes.Hyperalgesia: An increased sensation of pain or discomfort produced by mimimally noxious stimuli due to damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve.Abducens Nerve: The 6th cranial nerve which originates in the ABDUCENS NUCLEUS of the PONS and sends motor fibers to the lateral rectus muscles of the EYE. Damage to the nerve or its nucleus disrupts horizontal eye movement control.Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation: The use of specifically placed small electrodes to deliver electrical impulses across the SKIN to relieve PAIN. It is used less frequently to produce ANESTHESIA.Analgesia, Epidural: The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.Cranial Nerve Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from one or more of the twelve cranial nerves.Facial Nerve Diseases: Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.Quadriceps Muscle: The quadriceps femoris. A collective name of the four-headed skeletal muscle of the thigh, comprised of the rectus femoris, vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis.Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: Branches of the vagus (tenth cranial) nerve. The recurrent laryngeal nerves originate more caudally than the superior laryngeal nerves and follow different paths on the right and left sides. They carry efferents to all muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid and carry sensory and autonomic fibers to the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tracheal, and cardiac regions.
Adult circumcision. (1/1198)Adult circumcision can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. Medical indications for this procedure include phimosis, paraphimosis, recurrent balanitis and posthitis (inflammation of the prepuce). Nonmedical reasons may be social, cultural, personal or religious. The procedure is commonly performed using either the dorsal slit or the sleeve technique. The dorsal slit is especially useful in patients who have phimosis. The sleeve technique may provide better control of bleeding in patients with large subcutaneous veins. A dorsal penile nerve block, with or without a circumferential penile block, provides adequate anesthesia. Informed consent must be obtained. Possible complications of adult circumcision include infection, bleeding, poor cosmetic results and a change in sensation during intercourse. (+info)
Ropivacaine or 2% mepivacaine for lower limb peripheral nerve blocks. Study Group on Orthopedic Anesthesia of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Intensive Care. (2/1198)BACKGROUND: Intra- and postoperative clinical properties of sciatic-femoral nerve block performed with either ropivacaine at different concentrations or mepivacaine have been evaluated in a multicenter, randomized, blinded study. METHODS: Adult patients scheduled for foot and ankle surgery were randomized to receive combined sciatic-femoral nerve block with 225 mg of either 0.5% (n = 83), 0.75% (n = 87), or 1% (n = 86) ropivacaine, or with 500 mg of 2% mepivacaine (n = 84). A thigh tourniquet was used in all patients. Onset time, adequacy of surgical anesthesia, time to offset of nerve block, and time until first postoperative requirement for pain medication were evaluated by a blinded observer. RESULTS: The adequacy of nerve block was similar in the four treatment groups (the ratios between adequate:inadequate: failed blocks were 74:9:0 with 0.5% ropivacaine, 74:13:0 with 0.75% ropivacaine, 78:8:0 with 1% ropivacaine, and 72:12:0 with 2% mepivacaine). The onset of the block was slower with 0.5% ropivacaine than with other anesthetic solutions (P < 0.001). Regardless of the concentration, ropivacaine produced a longer motor blockade (10.5+/-3.8 h, 10.3+/-4.3 h, and 10.2+/-5.1 h with 0.5%, 0.75%, and 1% ropivacaine, respectively) than with mepivacaine (4.3+/-2.6 h; P < 0.001). The duration of postoperative analgesia was shorter after mepivacaine (5.1+/-2.7 h) than after ropivacaine (12.2+/-4.1 h, 14.3+/-5 h, and 14.5+/-3.4 h, with 0.5%, 0.75%, or 1% ropivacaine, respectively; P < 0.001). Pain relief after 0.5% ropivacaine was 14% shorter than 0.75% or 1% ropivacaine (P < 0.05). During the first 24 h after surgery, 30-37% of patients receiving ropivacaine required no analgesics compared with 10% of those receiving mepivacaine (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that 0.75% ropivacaine is the most suitable choice of local anesthetic for combined sciatic-femoral nerve block, providing an onset similar to mepivacaine and prolonged postoperative analgesia. (+info)
Clinically safe dosage of felypressin for patients with essential hypertension. (3/1198)Hemodynamic changes were evaluated in patients with essential hypertension when felypressin of various concentrations was administered. The parameters studied were systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, heart rate, left ventricular systolic phase, and endocardial viability ratio. Results showed that blood pressure tended to increase, and the value of 1/pre-ejection period2 (PEP2) tended to decrease, upon administration of 3 ml of 2% propitocaine containing 0.06 international units/ml (IU/ml) of felypressin. Significant increase of blood pressure and decrease in 1/PEP2 was noted upon administration of 3 ml of anesthetic solution containing 0.13 IU/ml of felypressin. No ischemic change of the myocardium was detected even with the highest felypressin concentration (3 ml of 2% propitocaine containing 0.25 IU/ml of felypressin). These results suggest that the clinically safe dosage of felypressin for patients with essential hypertension is approximately 0.18 IU. This amount is equivalent to 6 ml of 3% propitocaine with 0.03 IU/ml of felypressin, which is a commercially available local anesthetic for dental use. It seems that the decrease in 1/PEP2 that occurred during blood pressure increase was due to the increase in afterload caused by contraction of the arterioles. Although in the present study no ischemic change was noted, special care should be taken to prevent myocardial ischemia in patients with severe hypertension. (+info)
Prolonged diplopia following a mandibular block injection. (4/1198)A case is presented in which a 14-yr-old girl developed diplopia after injection of the local anesthetic Xylotox E 80 A (2% lidocaine with 1:80,000 epinephrine). Since the complication had a relatively slow onset and lasted for 24 hr, the commonly suggested explanations based on vascular, lymphatic, and neural route theories do not adequately fit the observations. No treatment, other than reassurance, was necessary, and the patient recovered fully. (+info)
Efficacy of mandibular topical anesthesia varies with the site of administration. (5/1198)This study compared the threshold of pain sensitivity in the anterior mandibular mucobuccal fold with the posterior. This was followed by a comparison of the reduction of needle insertion pain in the anterior mucobuccal fold and the pterygo-temporal depression by either topical anesthesia or nitrous oxide inhalation. The pain threshold was determined by an analgometer, a pain-measuring device that depends on pressure readings; additionally, pain caused by a needle inserted by a normal technique was assessed using a visual analog scale (VAS). The threshold of pain was significantly lower in the incisor and canine regions than in the premolar and the molar regions (P < 0.001). Compared to a placebo, topical anesthesia significantly reduced the pain from needle insertion in the mucobuccal fold adjacent to the mandibular canine (P < 0.001), but did not significantly reduce pain in the pterygotemporal depression. The addition of 30% nitrous oxide did not significantly alter pain reduction compared to a control of 100% oxygen. These results suggest that topical anesthesia application may be effective in reducing the pain of needle insertion in the anterior mandibular mucobuccal fold, but may not be as effective for a standard inferior alveolar nerve block. The addition of 30% nitrous oxide did not lead to a significant improvement. (+info)
Anti-ganglioside antibodies can bind peripheral nerve nodes of Ranvier and activate the complement cascade without inducing acute conduction block in vitro. (6/1198)The neurophysiological effects of nine neuropathy-associated human anti-ganglioside antisera, three monoclonal antibodies to ganglioside GM1 (GM1) and of the cholera toxin B subunit (a GM1 ligand) were studied on mouse sciatic nerve in vitro. GM1 antisera and monoclonal antibodies from patients with chronic motor neuropathies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, and GQ1b/ disialosyl antisera and monoclonal antibodies from patients with chronic ataxic neuropathies and Miller Fisher syndrome were studied. In vitro recording, for up to 6 h, of compound nerve action potentials, latencies, rise times and stimulus thresholds from isolated desheathed sciatic nerve was performed in the presence of antiganglioside antibodies and fresh human serum as an additional source of complement. No changes were observed over this time course, with 4-6 h values for all electrophysiological parameters being within 15% of the starting values for both normal and antibody containing sera and for the cholera toxin B subunit. Parallel experiments on identically prepared desheathed nerves performed with 0.5 nM saxitoxin led to complete conduction block within 10 min of application. Under identical conditions to those used for electrophysiological recordings, quantitative immunohistological evaluation revealed a significant increase in IgM (immunoglobulin M) deposition at nodes of Ranvier from 5.3+/-3.1% to 28.7+/-8.4% (mean+/-SEM) of desheathed nerves exposed to three normal and three antibody containing sera, respectively (P < 0.03). Complement activation was seen at 100% of normal and 79% of disease-associated IgM positive nodes of Ranvier. These data indicate that anti-ganglioside antibodies can diffuse into a desheathed nerve, bind to nodes of Ranvier and fix complement in vitro without resulting in any overt physiological deterioration of the nerve over 4-6 h. This suggests that the node of Ranvier is relatively resistant to acute antiganglioside antibody mediated injury over this time scale and that anti-ganglioside antibodies and the cholera toxin B subunit are unlikely to have major direct pharmacological effects on nodal function, at least in comparison with the effect of saxitoxin. This in vitro sciatic nerve model appears of limited use for analysing electrophysiologically the effects of anti-ganglioside antibodies on nerve function, possibly because its short-term viability and isolation from circulating systemic factors do not permit the evolution of an inflammatory lesion of sufficient magnitude to induce overt electrophysiological abnormalities. In vivo models may be more suitable for identifying the effects of these antibodies on nerve conduction. (+info)
Conduction block in carpal tunnel syndrome. (7/1198)Wrist extension was performed in six healthy subjects to establish, first, whether it would be sufficient to produce conduction block and, secondly, whether the excitability changes associated with this manoeuvre are similar to those produced by focal nerve compression. During maintained wrist extension to 90 degrees, all subjects developed conduction block in cutaneous afferents distal to the wrist, with a marked reduction in amplitude of the maximal potential by >50%. This was associated with changes in axonal excitability at the wrist: a prolongation in latency, a decrease in supernormality and an increase in refractoriness. These changes indicate axonal depolarization. Similar studies were then performed in seven patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients developed conduction block, again with evidence of axonal depolarization prior to block. Mild paraesthesiae were reported by all subjects (normals and patients) during wrist extension, and more intense paraesthesiae were reported following the release of wrist extension. In separate experiments, conduction block was produced by ischaemic compression, but its development could not be altered by hyperpolarizing currents. It is concluded that wrist extension produces a 'depolarization' block in both normal subjects and patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, much as occurs with ischaemic compression, but that this block cannot be altered merely by compensating for the axonal depolarization. It is argued that conduction slowing need not always be attributed to disturbed myelination, and that ischaemic compression may be sufficient to explain some of the intermittent symptoms and electrodiagnostic findings in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly when it is of mild or moderate severity. (+info)
Respiratory effects of low-dose bupivacaine interscalene block. (8/1198)In this double-blind study, interscalene brachial plexus (ISBP) block was performed in 11 volunteers using 10 ml of either 0.25% (n = 6) or 0.5% (n = 5) bupivacaine with epinephrine 1:200,000. Diaphragmatic excursion, respiratory function and neural function were assessed for 90 min. Our results showed that hemidiaphragmatic excursion declined significantly after block in the 0.5% group and paradoxical movement during inspiration was more common than in the 0.25% group. Forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in 1 s declined significantly in the 0.5% group (mean 74.6 (SD 13.0)% and 78.2 (19.9)% of baseline, respectively) but not in the 0.25% group. Sensory anaesthesia in the upper limb was found consistently in both groups, although biceps paralysis occurred earlier after 0.5% bupivacaine. We conclude that ISBP block using 10 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine provided upper limb anaesthesia to pinprick in C5-6 dermatomes with only occasional interference with respiratory function. (+info)
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AccessGUDID - Fascile Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Set (B372500001011)- Solo-Dex Fascile Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter and Needle Kit is a needle comprised of an open tip catheter over a needle. Fascile kit is comprised of different key components required to complete the Peripheral Nerve Block procedure.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks - The Physicians' Eye Surgery Center
A peripheral nerve block is an anesthetic practice used in many surgical procedures. It is accomplished by injecting a local anesthetic near the nerve controlling sensation or movement to the area of the body requiring surgery. Peripheral nerve blocks are an alternative to general anesthesia and central nerve blocks for surgery.. There are several advantages to peripheral nerve blocks, including reduced risk of post-operative fatigue and vomiting as well as improved post-operative pain management. Patients often require less pain medication during recovery when a peripheral nerve block was used in surgery. Because a peripheral nerve block only affects the area of the body being operated on, patients have an option to be awake or asleep during the procedure.. What Happens during Peripheral Nerve Blocks?. Prior to administering the peripheral nerve block, the patient will receive an IV in the hand or arm to dispense intravenous pain medicine. This allows the body to relax as it prepares for the ...
Chapter 64. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Outpatients | NYSORA Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain...
Over 40% of ambulatory patients experience moderate-to-severe postoperative pain at home following orthopedic procedures.1 Single-injection peripheral nerve blocks with long-acting local anesthetics can provide excellent postoperative analgesia. However, the analgesic benefit of single-injection blocks is typically limited to the duration of the blockade and, subsequently, patients must usually rely on oral opioids to control pain. Unfortunately, opioids are associated with undesirable side effects, such as pruritus, nausea and vomiting, sedation, and constipation. To improve postoperative analgesia following ambulatory surgery, increasing interest has focused on providing perineural local anesthetic infusions, also called, continuous peripheral nerve blocks, to outpatients. This technique involves a percutaneous insertion of a catheter directly adjacent to the peripheral nerve(s) supplying the surgical site ...
Lumber Selective Nerve Root Block | Southlake Pain Center
What is a selective nerve root block?. In a lumbar epidural injection, a corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation. A local anesthetic n(numbing medicine) may also be injected. If the needle is positioned next to an individual nerve root, it is called a selective nerve root block. This technique puts medication directly along an inflamed nerve root.. What happens during an injection?. A local anesthetic will be used to numb your skin. The doctor will then insert a thin needle directly into the epidural space. Fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, must be used to ensure the safe and proper position of the needle. A dye may also be injected to make sure the needle is at the correct spot.. Once the doctor is sure the needle is correctly placed, the medicine will be injected.. What happens after an injection?. You will be monitored for up to 30 minutes after the injection. When you are ready to leave, the staff will give you discharge ...
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Chapter 61. Perioperative Management with Peripheral Nerve Block Anesthesia | NYSORA Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute...
However, compared with neuraxial and general anesthesia, success with peripheral nerve blocks is undoubtedly more anesthesiologist-dependent.14-16 Technical skills and determination are required for the successful implementation of peripheral nerve blocks. Factors such as accurate identification of surface landmarks and an adequate number of supervised, successful attempts at each block are necessary for safe, effective peripheral nerve block implementation.14,16-18 A dedicated team of well-trained anesthesiologists is a prerequisite to ensure consistent peripheral nerve block service in any institution.19,20 Intraoperative management, once the block has been placed, requires diligent observation and judicious use of supplemental drugs for anxiolysis and sedation. Postoperative management, including patient and nursing education, discussion of the block duration, expected sensory and motor deficits, and a plan for pain management as the block diminishes, is the final element required for success ...
Hadzic's Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (New York School of Regional Anesthesia)...
The complete, authoritative, and practical guide to nerve blocks -- with a comprehensive atlas of ultrasound anatomyIncludes DVD with detailed instruction on ultrasound-guided nerve blocksHadzics Peripheral Nerve Blocks takes you step-by-step through traditional and ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.The second edition places an emphasis on clarity, standardization, and safety of peripheral nerve block techniques. Featuring sections that progress from the foundations of regional anesthesia to the clinical applications of nerve blocks, Hadzics includes tips and insider perspective from the leadership of The New York School of Regional Anesthesia and its academic affiliates. The book also includes a unique atlas of ultrasound anatomy for regional anesthesia and pain medicine.FEATURES: A real-world emphasis on clinical utility serves as the underpinning of chapter content and drives the books in-depth explanations of techniques and procedures
The diagnosis of phrenic nerve block on chest X-ray by a double-exposure technique<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The diagnosis of phrenic nerve block on chest X-ray by a double-exposure technique. AU - Hickey, R.. AU - Ramamurthy, S.. PY - 1989/1/1. Y1 - 1989/1/1. N2 - Diaphragmatic paralysis due to phrenic nerve block is a frequent complication of brachial plexus blocks performed above the clavicle. Farrar et al. reported incidences of 36, 36, and 38%, respectively, when routine chest x-rays were taken 4 h following interscalene, subclavian perivascular, and Kulenkampff supraclavicular techniques of brachial plexus blocks. Knoblanche demonstrated a higher incidence of 67% when fluoroscopic exmainations were performed to evaluate diaphragmatic movement in 15 patients within 3 h following subclavian perivascular brachial plexus blocks. Reports of the diagnosis of phrenic nerve block have previously relied upon clinical symptomatology, plain chest x-ray, or fluoroscopy. Recently, we have used a double-exposure technique that has allowed us to easily detect the presence or absence of phrenic ...
NERVE BLOCK THERAPY - OC Wellness Phsysicians Medical Center
Nerve block therapy is generally an injection of local anesthetic injected directly into the affected nerve associated with the pain. However, nerve blocks can be used in several ways to treat the patient. First, nerve blocks can be used to treat acute pain in a specific part of the body. Nerve blocks can also be used on a temporary basis to locate which nerves are affected by the pain. This is called a diagnostic nerve block. Nerve block therapy has become an effective and trusted way to treat chronic pain. Many people who suffer from chronic pain receive nerve block therapy on a regular basis. Nerve block therapy is a safe alternative to surgery to control pain and return the patient to normal mobility and function. At OC Wellness Physicians, we take a comprehensive and thorough approach to treating severe and chronic pain. After meeting with one of our healthcare professionals, they can determine if nerve blocks therapy is right for you. Our goal is to not simply mask the pain, but cure the ...
SURG.00140 Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral nerve blocks for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy involve single or multiple injections of agents or a combination of agents including local anesthetics (such as bupivacaine or lidocaine) with or without corticosteroids into or near peripheral nerves or a nerve ganglion. A peripheral nerve block attempts to block or interrupt the conduction of pain signals to the brain and provide temporary or permanent relief from chronic neuropathic pain conditions. The peer-reviewed medical literature includes numerous systematic reviews and practice guidelines evaluating the use of nerve blocks for the diagnosis and treatment of neuralgias and neuropathic pain conditions supporting the use of peripheral nerve blockade. However, there is a paucity of well-designed trials and trials with adequate long-term follow-up addressing the use of peripheral nerve blocks for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. There are many small case series studies ...
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Selective Nerve Blocks (SNRB) - The Physicians' Eye Surgery Center
A selective nerve block (SNRB) is the injection of a local anesthetic along a specific nerve root. This procedure is used primarily to diagnose nerve root compression. SNRB injections are isolated to various locations along the spine to determine which nerve root is causing the pain. If the patients pain dissipates after the injection at a particular nerve root, it can be inferred that the source of pain was being generated at the selected nerve root. Along with acting as a diagnostic tool, SNRBs can alleviate the discomfort associated with nerve root compression when used with an injectable steroid.. Administering a selective nerve block only takes a few minutes, but it is recommended to allow an hour for the entire visit, including a pre-operative consultation with the physician as well as post-operative observation.. What Happens during Selective Nerve Blocks?. A selective nerve block is performed by injecting a local anesthetic adjacent to vertebral foramina along the spine from which nerve ...
Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block - Wikipedia
Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block is a procedure used in anesthesia that allows real-time imaging of the positions of the targeted nerve, needle, and surrounding vasculature. This improves the ease of performing the procedure, increases the success rate, and may reduce the risk of complications. It may also reduce the amount of local anesthetics requried, while reducing the onset time of blocks. Brull, Richard; Perlas, Anahi; Chan, Vincent W. S. (16 April 2007). "Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade". Current Pain and Headache Reports. 11 (1): 25-32. doi:10.1007/s11916-007-0018-6. Chin, Ki Jinn; Chan, Vincent (October 2008). "Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade". Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 21 (5): 624-631. doi:10.1097/ACO.0b013e32830815d1. PMID 18784490. Koscielniak-Nielsen, Zbigniew J.; Dahl, Jörgen B. (April 2012). "Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade of the upper extremity". Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 25 (2): 253-259. ...
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Magnetic Field Interactions: While the FlexTip Plus Epidural Catheter and the StimuCath Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter displayed relatively high magnetic field interactions during in vivo testing, it should be noted that these devices are maintained in place by means of suture material and bandages/tape and, as such, sufficient counter-forces are present that will prevent movement or dislodgement of the FlexTip Plus Epidural Catheter and the StimuCath Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter in situ. Therefore, during the intended in vivo use of the FlexTip Plus Epidural Catheter and the StimuCath Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter, these devices will not present an additional risk or hazard to a patient in the 3-Tesla or less MRI environment with regard to translational attraction or torque. ...
Antiinflammatory Effect of Peripheral Nerve Blocks after Knee Surgery:Clinical and Biologic Evaluation | Anesthesiology | ASA...
Peripheral nerve blocks reduced edema and temperature increase in our patients after surgery. This is the first study testing the effect of peripheral nerve block on clinical inflammation after surgery. One limitation of our study is caused by the fact that we could not perform a blinded study because of the sensory effects of the block and the visibility of the catheter during postoperative evaluation. As in a previous clinical study on knee surgery,35 we used the combination of circumference and temperature measurements to evaluate clinical inflammation. Previous experimental studies in humans have used similar clinical criteria (i.e. , flare, erythema, temperature) to evaluate inflammation.22,23,26,28-30,36 The precise mechanisms underlying the observed antiedematous effect of peripheral nerve block is unknown. First, in the absence of a change in markers of inflammation, one cannot exclude that the reduction of edema may have been due, at least in part, to other factors such as improved ...
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Local anesthetic nerve block - Wikipedia
Local anesthetic nerve block (local anesthetic regional nerve blockade, or often simply nerve block) is a short-term nerve block involving the injection of local anesthetic as close to the nerve as possible for pain relief. The local anesthetic bathes the nerve and numbs the area of the body that is innervated by that nerve. The goal of the nerve block is to prevent pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the surgical site. The block provides pain relief during and after the surgery. The advantages of nerve blocks over general anesthesia include faster recovery, monitored anesthesia care vs. intubation with an airway tube, and much less postoperative pain. Local anesthetics act on the voltage-gated sodium channels that conduct electrical impulses and mediate fast depolarization along nerves. Most of the local anesthetics target open channels and prevent ion flow. Local anesthetics also act on potassium channels, but they block sodium channels more. Lidocaine preferentially binds ...
The practice of peripheral nerve blocks in the United States: A national survey<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The practice of peripheral nerve blocks in the United States. T2 - A national survey. AU - Hadžić, Admir. AU - Vloka, Jerry D.. AU - Kuroda, Max M.. AU - Koorn, Robert. AU - Birnbach, David J.. PY - 1998/5/1. Y1 - 1998/5/1. N2 - Background and Objectives. A nationwide survey was conducted in order to describe practice patterns surrounding the use of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs). Methods. Questionnaires were mailed to 805 anesthesiologists selected systematically from the 1995 ASA and ASRA membership directories. Responses from 409 attending anesthesiologists (response rate 56.5%) were analyzed. Results. While almost all respondents (97.8%) regularly use at least some regional anesthesia techniques in their practices, significantly fewer use PNBs, with most anesthesiologists (59.7%) performing less than five PNBs monthly. Peripheral nerve blocks of the lower extremity (femoral 32%, sciatic 22%, popliteal 11%) were less frequently used than PNB of the upper extremity (axillary ...
5 Tips for Overcoming Continuous Nerve Block Obstacles
Continuous nerve blocks have a number of advantages for both the surgeon and the patient, but what exactly are they?. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) are used in a number of surgeries that before would necessitate an overnight stay in a hospital for postoperative pain control. A surgeon places a pain catheter in the vicinity of the target nerve which acts as a conduit for the continuous flow of anesthetic. The technique provides target-specific analgesia for a variety of surgeries and gets patients through the first 48 hours after surgery with little or no pain medication.. Continuous nerve blocks decrease the time it takes for a patient to be cleared for discharge from the hospital, giving many patients the chance to return home on the same day of surgery. Theres also very little hospital readmission related to pain control associated with the procedure.. For all the advantages continuous nerve blocks have, they arent without obstacles. Here are five tips for surgeons to help ...
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lawsuits from peripheral nerve blocks Archives - The anesthesia consultant
Regional anesthesia is a growing frontier in modern clinical anesthesia, in part because of the availability of ultrasonic imaging to help us direct needle placement. The subspecialty of regional anesthesia has blossomed. Listening to some of its disciples, it would seem that nearly every orthopedic surgery procedure can benefit from an ultrasonic regional block for intraoperative and postoperative pain control.. Anesthesiology News (Hardman D, July 2015, 41:7) recently reviewed the topic of nerve injury after peripheral nerve block. Data shows that the risk for permanent or severe nerve injury after peripheral nerve blocks is low. Per the article, the prevalence of permanent injury rates as defined by a neurologic abnormality present at or beyond 12 months after the procedure, ranges from 0.029% to 0.2%.. Low, but not zero.. There is a high incidence of temporary postoperative neurologic symptoms after arthroscopic shoulder surgery, whether the patient received a regional block or not. The ...
What You Should Know About Nerve Blocks | First Coast Pain
Your nerves are designed to send signals to your brain to let you know when your body is in trouble. These signals usually register as pain. When you have a chronic neck or back injury, these signals turn from a beneficial warning into a nagging, continuous pain. One back pain treatment in Jacksonville, FL, that can offer you temporary relief is nerve blocks.. Nerve blocks are designed to do just what their name implies-numb the nerve temporarily so that you can have some relief from your daily pain. But their benefits dont stop there; nerve blocks are actually used in a variety of different ways to help your doctor learn more about your pain to create a more permanent treatment solution.. Some of the different types of nerve blocks that are used include:. ...
Comparison of Bilateral Thoracic Paravertebral Block to Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Post Operative Analgesia in Patients...
Pain following abdominal surgery is managed with the use of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) where the epidural is inserted in the spine at the level of scapula The risks due to TEA include difficulty with insertion, failure in up to 40% of patient in the perioperative period, fall in blood pressure and a rare devastating complication of paralysis either due to bleeding or infection. Injury to spinal cord is also a feared complication. Therefore alternative techniques need to be evaluated. Paravertebral block (PVB) has been documented to provide pain relief following abdominal surgery using an earlier technique which posed the risk of puncture of the covering to the lung (pleura) resulting in pneumothorax. The current technique involves the use of curled catheters inserted using ultrasonography to lie outside the pleura where the nerves travel thus reducing the chances of pneumothorax and catheter migration. Objective of the current study is to compare the efficacy and safety of bilateral PVB ...
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Preoperative Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Hip Fracture Patients - American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain...
assist with spinal placement. The authors have found L5-S1 space using ultrasonography many times where other colleagues have struggled to place a spinal. Careful dose reduction in spinal anesthesia is important in elderly patients (5-7.5 mg). A recent article examined the minimal doses of spinal local anesthetic for hip fracture when using titration via a spinal catheter. Using the Dixon Massey method, the authors found that doses as low as 0.24 mL of 0.5% isobaric bupivacaine may be all that is required initially. The cumulative dose was just over 1 mL of 0.5% isobaric bupivacaine. This dose is much lower than is normally given by most practitioners. With their low dose, they found less hypotension than previously reported with larger doses of local anesthetic. As part of the time-out at surgery, a discussion should occur about keeping the peripheral nerve catheter or pulling it. The catheter should be pulled in the operating room if there is a realistic expectation that the patient will ...
New book chapter by Dr. Geoff Bellingham in Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, 4th Ed. - Anesthesia &...
In recent years the field of regional anesthesia, in particular peripheral and neuraxial nerve blocks, has seen an unprecedented renaissance following the introduction of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. This comprehensive, richly illustrated book discusses traditional techniques as well as ultrasound-guided methods for nerve blocks and includes detailed yet easy-to-follow descriptions of regional anesthesia procedures. The description of each block is broken down into the following sections: definition; anatomy; indications; contraindications; technique; drug choice and dosage; side effects; potential complications and how to avoid them; and medico-legal documentation. A checklist record for each technique and a wealth of detailed anatomical drawings and illustrations offer additional value. Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine provides essential guidelines for the application of regional anesthesia in clinical practice and is intended for anesthesiologists and all ...
Evaluation of the Head-Mounted Display for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Simulated Regional Anesthesia<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Evaluation of the Head-Mounted Display for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Simulated Regional Anesthesia. AU - Przkora, Rene. AU - Mcgrady, William. AU - Vasilopoulos, Terrie. AU - Gravenstein, Nikolaus. AU - Solanki, Daneshvari. PY - 2015/11/1. Y1 - 2015/11/1. N2 - Background and Objectives: Anesthesiologists performing peripheral nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance look frequently back and forth between the patient and the ultrasound screen during the procedure. These head movements add time and complexity to the procedure. The head-mounted display (HMD) device is a commercially available head-mounted video display that is connected to the ultrasound machine and projects the ultrasound image onto the HMD glasses, enabling the anesthesiologist to monitor the screen without ever needing to look away from the patient. We hypothesized that the use of the HMD device would decrease the total procedure time as well as operator head and ultrasound probe movements during ...
Ambulatory Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks and the Perioperative Surgical Home | Anesthesiology | ASA Publications
The investigation by Eng et al. found that 76% of total hospital costs were variable (change in proportion with patient volume). This is a high percentage relative to what is typically found as the majority of hospital costs are fixed overhead (e.g., buildings, equipment, and salaried labor). This difference could be due to several factors including whether labor is considered fixed or variable, or the use of different accounting methodologies at different facilities. Regardless, it suggests that practices with a lower percentage of variable costs than 76% of this Canadian study (commonly less than 20% within the United States)11 could anticipate savings of much less than the 9% reported by Eng et al. Moreover, if per diem (i.e., daily) payments were decreased with rapid hospital discharge (common for payers within the United States), and if the costs of an ambulatory CPNB program are included (e.g., ultrasound capital outlay), any cost savings might actually become a deficit ...
Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain | University Hospitals
A sympathetic nerve block is a relatively safe procedure. You can usually go home afterward and return to your normal activities after a day of rest. If you had IV sedation, youll need to have someone drive you home.. Side effects after a sympathetic nerve block may include temporary soreness, bleeding, bruising, a feeling of warmth, or some weakness. If youve received a nerve block in the stellate ganglion, you may experience some temporary voice changes, eyelid droop, or difficulty swallowing. Until swallowing is back to normal, avoid large bites of food and sip liquids carefully.. Depending on the reason for the block, physical therapy, talk therapy, and pain medicine may all be part of your treatment as well. In most cases, you will be given a series of blocks to get the best possible response.. Sympathetic nerve blocks dont work for everyone. Also, the pain relief they give may lessen over time. But for some, a sympathetic nerve block may provide weeks or months of pain relief. ...
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Peripheral nerve blocks versus general anesthesia for total knee repla | CIA
Peripheral nerve blocks versus general anesthesia for total knee replacement in elderly patients on the postoperative quality of recovery JunLe Liu,1,* WeiXiu Yuan,1,* XiaoLin Wang,1,* Colin F Royse,2,3 MaoWei Gong,1 Ying Zhao,1 Hong Zhang1 1Anesthesia and Operation Center, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital and Medical School of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, People's Republic of China; 2Anesthesia and Pain Management Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 3Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Both peripheral nerve blocks with sedation or general anesthesia can be used for total knee replacement surgery. Objectives: We compared these anesthetic techniques on the postoperative quality of recovery early in elderly patients. Materials and methods: In our study, 213 patients who were ≥65
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For What Types Of Pain Are Nerve Blocks Useful? Are Nerve Blocks Permanent? - ABC News
Nerve blocks are useful for providing pain relief during surgery, that is for surgical pain, after surgery while recovering in the hospital, or for post-operative pain, and for the control of chronic pain conditions like herniated disc pain. Nerve blocks are rarely permanent in that they are not intended to cause nerve injury. Local anesthetics like lidocaine are often deposited on or near a nerve or a group of nerves that need to be blocked.
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Peripheral Nerve Block | Desert Pain Specialists
A peripheral nerve block is an interventional therapy for patients suffering from headaches, neuropathy, pelvic pain, and much more. This type of nerve block can also be used as a diagnostic tool. If the nerve is blocked and the patient experiences pain relief from the procedure, a Desert Pain Specialists physician can assume they found the exact source of pain.. During this procedure, the patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the injection site. Your physician then inserts a needle into the affected area to deliver an anesthetic and steroid solution right to the damaged nerves. The solution prevents the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Because a local anesthetic was administered shortly before the procedure, patients should not feel pain from the injection. However, they may feel a slight pressure near the injection site. Overall, the procedure should only take a couple of minutes to complete.. ...
Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy: Traditional and Ultrasound-Guided Techniques | Neurocirugia.com
Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy: Traditional and Ultrasound-Guided Techniques By Danilo Jankovic, Philip Peng Price: $349.00 ADD TO SHOPPING CART In recent years the field of regional anesthesia, in particular peripheral and neuraxial nerve blocks, has seen an unprecedented renaissance following
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1) US- guided interscalene nerve block for shoulder dislocation Blaivas, Adhikari & Lander (2011): Training received probably more than an average ED physician Specialized training in USS regional anesthesia - (2 hour didactic course + hands on training. All at least 2 year experience in US. Each preformed at least 10 interscalene block before) Clear inclusion and exclusion criteria. All subjects presented with simple dislocation. Might not be suitable for more complex injuries Clinical relevance: US guided interscalene nerve block appear to have similar effectiveness and safety as traditional method Cost effectiveness: US guided interscalene nerve block appear to offer speedier recovery time and require less personnel resource 2)Can emergency doctors be trained to perform this technique effectively and safely? Blaivas & Lyon, 2006 Level of expertise and training of ED physician not reported Blaivas, Adhikari & Lander, 2011 Specialized training in USS regional anesthesia (2 hour didactic course ...
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With the ARROW StimuCath, Teleflex now provides the first continuous stimulating nerve block catheter, which means it confirms positive placement of the catheter next to the nerve via stimulation. StimuCath technology is able to reduce the risk of secondary block failure while improving pain management for the patient. Newly designed FlexBlock peripheral nerve block catheterisation sets complement our PNB program, providing clinicians with a stimulating needle, and the option of ultrasound techniques for both needle and catheter. The catheter is the well known FlexTip Plus catheter.. StimuCath and Flexblock Catheters are also highly echogenic, and provide enhanced visualisation through ultrasound-guided insertion procedures.. The ARROW StimuQuik improves the accuracy of single-shot peripheral anaesthesia delivery by enhancing control and manoeuvrability during needle positioning. We now offer a complete range of single-shot anaesthesia sets - for stimulation only, for stimulation and ultrasound ...
Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block | Services | Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine | Spine Surgeons | Spine...
An IV may be started so that relaxation medication can be given. The patient is placed on the X-ray table and positioned in such a way that the physician can best visualize the bony openings in the spine where the nerve roots exit the spine using x-ray guidance. The skin on the back is cleansed. Next, the physician numbs a small area of skin with numbing medicine. This medicine stings for several seconds. After the numbing medicine has been given time to be effective, the physician directs a very small needle, using x-ray guidance near the specific nerve being tested. A small amount of contract (dye) is injected to insure proper needle position. This may temporarily increase usual pain for about 30 minutes. Then a small mixture of numbing medicine (anesthetic) and anti-inflammatory (cortisone/steroid) is injected ...
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Color Atlas, 3rd Edition
Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this best-selling full-color atlas is a step-by-step guide to performing more than 60 peripheral nerve blocks, including those used in children. For each nerve block, the book provides detailed information about indications, patient positioning, needle size, drug selection, volume for infusion rate, anatomic landmarks, approach, and technique and offers tips for maximizing effectiveness and minimizing complications. Full-color clinical photographs and line art demonstrate anatomic landmarks, patient positioning, and techniques. This edition offers new material on ultrasound guidance and continuous catheter techniques.. A companion Website will offer instant access to an online image bank.. Key Features. ...
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A Comparison of Subacromial Bursae Block, Suprascapular Nerve Block and Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block after Arthroscopic...
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of subacromial bursae block (LA), suprascapular nerve block (SSB), and interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Methods: 91 patients scheduled to undergo an arthroscopic shoulder acromioplasty under GA in an outpatient setting were included. The patients were prospectively randomized into 4 groups: 1) interscalene brachial plexus block, 2) suprascapular nerve block, 3) subacromial bursae block, 4) control group for comparison. Pain scores (VAS), supplemental analgesia, and side effects were recorded in the recoveryroom, 4 hours and 24 hours after surgery. Results: Group ISB had significantly lower pain scores at rest in the postanesthesia care unit than the SSB group (p = 0.037) and the control group (p = 0.0313). The same results were seen 4 hours follow-up. The LA group had significantly lower pain scores at rest in the postanesthesia care unit than the control group (p = 0.046) and after 4
Minimum Effective Volume of 0.375% Bupivacaine in Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
The use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia enables reduction in the local anesthetic volume. The present study aimed to determine the minimum effective volume of 0.375% bupivacaine with epinephrine for interscalene brachial plexus block for shoulder surgery. Following approval by the Research Ethics Committee, patients with a physical condition of I or II according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, between 21 and 65 years old and subjected to elective surgery of the shoulder and interscalene brachial plexus block will be recruited. The volume of the anesthetic will be determined using a step-up/step-down method and based on the outcome of the preceding block. Positive or negative block results in a 1mL reduction or increase in volume, respectively. The success of the block is defined as the presence of motor block in two muscle groups and the absence of thermal and pain sensations in the necessary dermatomes within 30 minutes of the injection. Diaphragmatic paralysis, pulmonary ...
In-plane three-step needle insertion technique for ultrasound-guided continuous femoral nerve block after total knee...
TY - JOUR. T1 - In-plane three-step needle insertion technique for ultrasound-guided continuous femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty. T2 - A retrospective review of 488 cases. AU - Shin, Hyeon Ju. AU - Soh, Jung Sub. AU - Lim, Hyong Hwan. AU - Joo, Bumjoon. AU - Lee, Hye Won. AU - Lim, Hae Ja. PY - 2016/12/1. Y1 - 2016/12/1. N2 - Background: Continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) improves postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy and complications of our in-plane three-step needle insertion technique that was devised to reduce the risk of direct femoral nerve injury during CFNB in anesthetized patients. Methods: This retrospective study included 488 patients who had undergone TKA. Ultrasound (US)-guided CFNB was performed under general or spinal anesthesia using an in-plane, three-step needle insertion technique. The success rate and difficulties of catheter placement, clinical efficacy of analgesia, ...
Analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block commenced prior to operative fixation of fractured neck of femur |...
Peripheral nerve blocks are effective in treating acute pain, thereby minimizing the requirement for opiate analgesics. Fractured neck of femur (FNF) is a common, painful injury. The provision of effective analgesia to this cohort is challenging but an important determinant of their functional outcome. We investigated the analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) in patients with FNF. Following institutional ethical approval and with informed consent, patients awaiting FNF surgery were randomly allocated to receive either standard opiate-based analgesia (Group 1) or a femoral perineural catheter (Group 2). Patients in Group 1 received parenteral morphine as required. Those in Group 2 received a CFNB comprising a bolus of local anaesthetic followed by a continuous infusion of 0.25% bupivacaine. For both Groups, rescue analgesia consisted of intramuscular morphine as required and all patients received paracetamol regularly. Pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale at rest and
Analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block commenced prior to operative fixation of fractured neck of femur |...
Peripheral nerve blocks are effective in treating acute pain, thereby minimizing the requirement for opiate analgesics. Fractured neck of femur (FNF) is a common, painful injury. The provision of effective analgesia to this cohort is challenging but an important determinant of their functional outcome. We investigated the analgesic efficacy of continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) in patients with FNF. Following institutional ethical approval and with informed consent, patients awaiting FNF surgery were randomly allocated to receive either standard opiate-based analgesia (Group 1) or a femoral perineural catheter (Group 2). Patients in Group 1 received parenteral morphine as required. Those in Group 2 received a CFNB comprising a bolus of local anaesthetic followed by a continuous infusion of 0.25% bupivacaine. For both Groups, rescue analgesia consisted of intramuscular morphine as required and all patients received paracetamol regularly. Pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale at rest and
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The Analgesic Effects of Intrathecal Morphine in Comparison With Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block After...
This study was performed to compare analgesic outcomes after cesarean section. At a hospital in Southwestern Uganda where this study was undertaken, most of the basic postoperative nursing care after cesarean section is provided by family or friends of the patient. The current study was performed to compare outcomes when intrathecal morphine or transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block was used to p...
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Impact of nerve stimulator-guided obturator nerve block on the short-term outcomes and complications of transurethral resection...
Introduction: In this prospective randomized controlled study, we investigated the efficacy of obturator nerve block (ONB) on adductor muscle spasm and related short-term outcomes and complications in patients who underwent transurethral resection of lateral wall-located bladder tumours (TURBT).. Methods: Between July 2014 and February 2015, 70 patients scheduled to undergo TUR of lateral bladder wall tumours were enrolled in the study. All patients were preoperatively evaluated by cystoscopy and imaging tools and selected according to localized tumours on the lateral bladder wall. Patients were randomly allocated to Group SA (35 patients who underwent only spinal anesthesia) and Group ONB (35 patients who underwent spinal anesthesia combined with ONB by the nerve stimulator). An independent observer, blinded to the approach, evaluated the obturator signs, including adductor muscle contraction, bladder perforation, and completeness of the resection during the TURBT procedure.. Results: The ...
The Effects of Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block on Acute and Chronic Postsurgical Pain After Robotic Partial...
METHODS: In this prospective trial, patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists class I-III physical status undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy were randomly assigned to standard general anesthetic plus ultrasound-guided TAPb (TAP group) or sole standard general anesthetic (NO-TAP group). The primary end point was morphine consumption 24 hours after surgery. Secondary outcomes were postoperative nausea and vomiting in the first 24 hours, sensitivity, and acute and chronic pain, as measured by multiple indicators ...
Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks: A Pilot Study of Feasibility and Ascension up the Learning Curve - SAGES Abstract Archives
Deborah S Keller, MS, MD1, Sergio Ibarra, MD1, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, MD1, Nisreen Madhoun, DO1, Oscar I Moreno-Ponte, MD1, Eric M Haas, MD, FACS, FASCRS2. 1Colorectal Surgical Associates, Houston, TX, 2Colorectal Surgical Associates, Houston Methodist Hospital, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX. Background: Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) blocks are advocated to reduce perioperative pain, narcotic requirements, and improve clinical outcomes. However, no previous work has investigated the learning curve of TAP block placement. Our goal was to evaluate the learning curve for TAP block placement in novices, identify issues that may impede successful placement, and their solutions.. Methods: Three novices were prospectively evaluated performing an ultrasound-guided TAP block in 10 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Operators were assessed on medication knowledge, set-up and placement, technical steps of the procedure, and performance time. Set-up ...
POSTOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT AFTER LOWER ABDOMINAL SURGERY BY TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS PLANE BLOCK IN COMPARISON TO LUMBAR...
Clinical Trial: Incidence Of Hemidiaphragmatic Pralysis After Usg Guided Low Dose Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block -...
U.S., March 20 -- ClinicalTrials.gov registry received information related to the study (NCT03081728) titled Incidence Of Hemidiaphragmatic Pralysis After Usg Guided Low Dose Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block on March 12. Brief Summary: to put a catheter in interscalene brachial plexus USG guided and give a bolus of drug followed by 24 hours continous infusion of drug Study Start Date: Study Type: Interventional Condition: Respiratory Insufficiency Intervention: Device: Interscalene Block with Ropivacaine Hcl 0.2% Inj Vil 10Ml bolus 10ml of 0.5% ropivacaine followed by infusion @ 2ml/hr of 0.2% ropivacaine Other Name: Ropiv Drug: IV diclofenac and IV paracetamol iv diclofenac 75 mg TDS iv paracetamol 1gm TDS Other Name: voveran and perfalgen Recruitment Status: Not yet recruiting Sponsor: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Information provided by (Responsible Party): Dr. Pankaj, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ...
Sciatic nerve block following piriformis injection under ultrasound and nerve stimulator guidance-a case report<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sciatic nerve block following piriformis injection under ultrasound and nerve stimulator guidance-a case report. AU - Clarke, Sheila. AU - Muthukrishnan, S. AU - Kanakarajan, S.. PY - 2013/9. Y1 - 2013/9. N2 - Purpose/Objective: Piriformis syndrome is thought to cause of 6-8% of sciatica. Injection of local anaesthetic and steroid into piriformis muscle is an established treatment option. A combined technique of ultrasound with motor stimulation has been advocated for accurate confirmation of piriformis pain and avoidance of sciatic nerve block. We report a case of sciatic nerve block despite taking the above precautions. Materials and Methods: The patient was positioned prone with intravenous access and standard monitoring in place. A pillow under the pelvis optimised piriformis visualization. A 2-5 Hz curvilinear probe placed horizontally over the posterior superior iliac spine was moved downwards and laterally to identify piriformis and the sciatic nerve. Under ultrasound ...
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Background: Due to the importance of pain control after abdominal surgery, several methods such as transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are used to reduce the pain after surgery. TAP blocks can be performed using various ultrasound-guided approaches. Two important approaches to do this are ultrasound-guided lateral and posterior approaches. This study aimed to compare the two approaches of ultrasound-guided lateral and posterior TAP blocks to control pain after cesarean section. Materials and methods: In this double-blind clinical trial study, 76 patients scheduled for elective cesarean section were selected and randomly divided into two groups of 38 and underwent spinal anesthesia ...
CELIAC PLEXUS NERVE BLOCK - Paradigm Pain & Spine Consultants
The celiac plexus is a nerve bundle located in the upper abdomen behind the pancreas and near the aorta. It connects the pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, liver and stomach with the brain and spinal cord. The nerve block can help a patient avoid breakthrough pain.. The celiac plexus nerve block is a procedure that damages the celiac plexus nerves so they can not send pain messages to the brain. It is a procedure used for patients with intense abdominal pain such as chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. ...
Review of Anterior Superior Alveolar Nerve Block | Dental Hygiene Resource
ASA Nerve Block Technique What it numbs: The anterior superior alveolar nerve block (ASA) also known as the infraorbital nerve block. Provides pulpal anesthesia to the maxillary anterior teeth on the side injected, the central and lateral incisors, and canine. In addition to the buccal soft tissue and bone the skin of the lower eye lid, the lateral side of the nose and the upper lip may all be anesthetized.. Needle:. A 27 - gauge short for children or small adults or a 25-gauge long needle is recommended. Positioning:. Patient position is supine or semi supine. For the right ASA nerve block and right handed operator, sit at a 10 oclock position facing the patient. For the left ASA nerve block and right handed operator, sit at a 8 or 9 oclock position facing the patient. Landmarks:. The landmarks are the infraorbital foramen, the mucobuccal fold , the apex of the canine and the canine eminence. Target area:. The target area and injection site is located at the height of the buccal fold adjacent ...
Suprascapular and Intercostal Nerve Blocks - The Iowa Clinic
The suprascapular nerve provides sensory innervation to the glenohumeral joint (shoulder). Suprascapular nerve block is indicated for the relief of acute shoulder pain e.g., after shoulder surgery and is more effective when combined with blockade of the axillary nerve. It is also useful for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic shoulder pain secondary to bursitis, arthritis, degenerative joint and rotator cuff disease. Some studies show that blockade using local anesthetic and steroid can alleviate pain and disability in certain chronic shoulder pain conditions.. An intercostal nerve block is an injection of medication that helps relieve pain in the chest area caused by a herpes zoster infection (or "shingles") or a surgical incision. Intercostal nerves are located under each rib. When one of these nerves or the tissue around it gets irritated or inflamed, it can cause pain.. ...
Modern Anesthesia for Total Joint Arthroplasty - Semantic Scholar
FNB: Femoral Nerve Block; TKA: Total Knee Arthroplasty; PCA: Patient Controlled Analgesia; SNB: Sciatic Nerve Block; ACB: Adductor Canal Block; THA: Total Hip Arthroplasty; LPB: Lumbar Plexus Block; LP: Lumbar Plexus; cLPB: Continuous Lumbar Plexus Block; cFNB: Continuous Femoral Nerve Block; PECA: Continuous Epidural Anesthesia; FIB: Fascia Iliaca Block; NSAID: Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory; COX-2: Cyclo-oxygenase2; NMDA: N-Methyl-D-aspartic Acid or NMethyl-D-aspartate; PMDI: Periarticular Multimodal Drug Injection; VAS: Visual Analog Scale; TJA: Total Joint Arthroplasty
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Treating Phantom Limb Pain Using Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Department of Defense Funded Multicenter Study |...
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Similar pain control with adductor canal, femoral nerve blocks for ACL reconstruction
BOSTON — Patients who undergo ACL reconstruction with an adductor canal nerve block have similar perioperative pain control and narcotic requirements compared to patients who receive femoral nerve block, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.“We found noninferior outcomes with use of the adductor nerve block, equivalent
A pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a femoral nerve block and periarticular infiltration for...
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a femoral nerve block and a periarticular infiltration in the management of early post-operative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A pragmatic, single centre, two arm parallel group, patient blinded, randomised controlled trial was undertaken. All patients due for TKA were eligible. Exclusion criteria included contraindications to the medications involved in the study and patients with a neurological abnormality of the lower limb. Patients received either a femoral nerve block with 75 mg of 0.25% levobupivacaine hydrochloride around the nerve, or periarticular infiltration with 150 mg of 0.25% levobupivacaine hydrochloride, 10 mg morphine sulphate, 30 mg ketorolac trometamol and 0.25 mg of adrenaline all diluted with 0.9% saline to make a volume of 150 ml. RESULTS: A total of 264 patients were recruited and data from 230 (88%) were available for the primary analysis. Intention-to-treat analysis of the primary
RuralGP.scot | Fascia iliaca hip nerve block - in the community hospital setting
Fascia iliaca hip nerve blocks are increasingly recognised as offering very effective analgesia for fractured hips - both prehospitally, as well as community hospitals and centres of expertise.. Source: Mackinnon Rural General Hospital, Broadford, Skye. Main Contact: Dr Alistair Innes, Rural Practitioner. Current at: December 2016. Acknowledgements: Thanks to Dr Innes who has kindly made this paper available to RGPAS for sharing wider.. This paper was discovered whilst another two rural sites were considering the development of a hip fracture pathway, to aid management, decision-making and early analgesia. Further work on the topic of Hip Fracture management - including pathway development - will be shared here.. Image used under Creative Commons licence, courtesy of Booyabazooka. Download (PDF) ...
Cutaneous nerve blocks of the lower extremity<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cutaneous nerve blocks of the lower extremity. AU - Visan, Alex. AU - Bartoc, Chris. AU - Hadzic, Admir. AU - Vloka, Jerry D.. PY - 2003/1/1. Y1 - 2003/1/1. N2 - Cutaneous nerve blocks of the lower extremity are useful anesthetic techniques that can be used as a sole anesthetic technique for minor surgical procedures. More commonly, these blocks are used as an adjunct to the major conduction blocks of the lower extremity. These blocks are superficial, require minimal equipment, are relatively simple to accomplish and learn, and should be in the armamentarium of every practitioner.. AB - Cutaneous nerve blocks of the lower extremity are useful anesthetic techniques that can be used as a sole anesthetic technique for minor surgical procedures. More commonly, these blocks are used as an adjunct to the major conduction blocks of the lower extremity. These blocks are superficial, require minimal equipment, are relatively simple to accomplish and learn, and should be in the ...
Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine | Events in America
Events - Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine - Renaissance St. Petersberg - St Petersburg - Florida - United States - United States - Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine Training Course is designed for medical professionals seeking to integrate ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques into their emergency or critical care practice. These courses are taught at our facility in St. Petersburg, Florida by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that specialize in Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine that incorporate comprehensive lectures covering upper and lower extremity blocks and interactive case presentations with an Audience Response System that features a 3:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio with live models and phantoms. All participants will immediately be able to implement skills learned into clinical practice and see an increase in diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency. - Keynote speaker - April 2019 - April 2019
Supraclavicular block in patients undergoing upper limb surgeries | International Journal of Current Research
Background: Brachial plexus block has now evolved into a valuable and safe alternative to general anaesthesia for upper limb surgeries. Various approaches like interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary have been used for blocking the brachial plexus. Supraclavicular approach gives the most effective block for upper extremity and is carried out at level of trunks of brachial plexus. Objectives: To determine and compare the efficacy of supraclavicular block of brachial plexus with bupivacaine (0.5%) with dexmedetomidine (30 µg) and levobupivacaine (0.5%) with dexmedetomidine (30 µg) for brachial plexus blockade. Material & Method: This prospective, randomized, double blinded, controlled trial was conducted on patients of either sex, aged between 18 to 60 years with ASA class I and II posted for upper limb surgeries. Two groups comprising of 30 patient in each group, who received bupivacaine + dexmedetomidine, or levobupivacaine + dexmedetomidine, were selected to compare their ...
Effect of the Addition of Dexmedetomidine to Bupivacaine During Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade for Forearm Surgery. -...
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An anesthetic solution is injected at a point in the eyebrow where the supraorbital nerve exits the skull to numb the upper ... A supraorbital nerve block is a procedure to provide regional anesthesia to the area of the face from the upper eyelid to the ... How Long Does a Supraclavicular Nerve Block Last?. A supraclavicular nerve block is a procedure to block the sensation in the ... A supraclavicular nerve block is the quickest and most effective block for the entire arm because the nerves are tightly packed ...
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The sciatic nerve divides into the tibial and common peroneal nerve about 5-12 cm proximal to the popliteal crease. ... encoded search term (Popliteal Nerve Block) and Popliteal Nerve Block What to Read Next on Medscape. Related Conditions and ... With nerve blocks, nerve injury is always a possibility. Avoid contact with the nerve bundles, and advance the needle slowly. ... The sciatic nerve is formed by the union of the first 3 sacral spinal nerves and the fourth and fifth lumbar nerves (see the ...
Digital Nerve Block: Background, Indications, Contraindications
Digital nerve blocks are important tools for the emergency medicine clinician. Injuries or infections of the digits are ... encoded search term (Digital Nerve Block) and Digital Nerve Block What to Read Next on Medscape. Related Conditions and ... In the upper extremity, the digital nerves arise from the median, ulnar, and radial nerves. The 2 palmar digital nerves ... Paramedic-performed digital nerve block to facilitate field reduction of a dislocated finger. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jul-Sep ...
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Sympathetic Nerve Block - What You Need to Know
Care guide for Sympathetic Nerve Block. Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of ... What do I need to know about a sympathetic nerve block?. A sympathetic nerve block is an injection of anesthesia medicine ... You may need a sympathetic nerve block to locate an area of pain or to relieve nerve pain. It may be used to help your ... He may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your nerve block. Tell him about all medicines you ...
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Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block Video
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Development of Phantom Limb Pain after Femoral Nerve Block
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Workup and Management of Persistent Neuralgia following Nerve Block
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Anyone had a nerve root block? | DailyStrength
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- The infraorbital nerve block is often used to accomplish regional anesthesia of the face. (medscape.com)
- A nerve block often achieves anesthesia with a smaller amount of medication than is required for local infiltration. (medscape.com)
- In addition, unlike local tissue infiltration, nerve blocks can provide anesthesia without causing tissue distortion. (medscape.com)
- In general, regional anesthesia is ideal when the area of interest is innervated by a single superficial nerve. (medscape.com)
- [ 1 ] A successful infraorbital nerve block provides anesthesia for the area between the lower eyelid and the upper lip. (medscape.com)
- Area of anesthesia for infraorbital nerve block. (medscape.com)
- Peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) are widely-used for surgical anesthesia as well as for both postoperative and nonsurgical analgesia. (uptodate.com)
- Both peripheral nerve blocks with sedation or general anesthesia can be used for total knee replacement surgery. (dovepress.com)
- In our study, 213 patients who were ≥65 years old and undergoing total knee replacement were randomized to peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) - lumbar plexus and sciatic - with propofol sedation, or general anesthesia with combined propofol and remifentanil. (dovepress.com)
- Lumbar plexus and sciatic blocks with sedation facilitates faster postoperative recovery than general anesthesia, but not at 1 week after total knee replacement in patients who were 65 years or older. (dovepress.com)
- As acute pain specialists with interests in regional anesthesia, we felt we could offer a better quality patient experience if we placed peripheral nerve catheters in these patients as soon as they arrived in the ER. (asra.com)
- Peripheral nerve blocks do not replace the need for anesthesia. (allinahealth.org)
- A continuous peripheral nerve block catheter is a catheter that delivers anesthesia to a nerve, providing continuous pain relief during or after medical procedures. (nicklauschildrens.org)
- Bleeding or blood clots, infection, loss of sensation, loss of strength and reactions to anesthesia are all potential risks of a continuous peripheral nerve block catheter. (nicklauschildrens.org)
- This block is also frequently uti-lized for intraoperative anesthesia and for postop-erative pain management in breast surgery. (brainkart.com)
- The peripheral nerve block is used to provide anesthesia to patients undergoing certain surgeries, and it is often used to treat pain of an extremity. (coloradoclinic.com)
- The peripheral nerve block is an alternative to general anesthesia and central nerve blocks. (coloradoclinic.com)
- Peripheral nerve blocks are an alternative to general anesthesia and central nerve blocks for surgery. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- If you are planning to have surgery and you've never had (or heard of) a nerve block, a type of regional anesthesia, you might be surprised to learn how easy and effective it is. (yalemedicine.org)
- Nerve blocks are a way to better control the acute pain at the time of surgery, and it can help us ease the transition to controlling pain when you're home," says Jinlei Li, MD , who is Yale Medicine's director of regional anesthesia for the Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Yale New Haven Hospital's Saint Raphael Campus. (yalemedicine.org)
- Unlike with general anesthesia, Dr. Li says patients using nerve blocks receive multiple benefits, including better pain control, less time in the hospital, quicker recovery, and less need for medication when they go home. (yalemedicine.org)
- It's striking that the patients with general anesthesia had MORE peripheral nerve injuries than patients who had an interscalene block. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- No anesthesia provider would feel comfortable doing an interscalene block for his shoulder arthroscopy. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Even though the above data show that peripheral nerve injury can occur following shoulder arthroscopy with either general or interscalene anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will likely be sued only if he or she performs the interscalene anesthesia. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- With peripheral nerve injury following general anesthesia, the surgeon will incur the medical malpractice risk because shoulder arthroscopy has its own risks for nerve injury. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Emily Lin, an anesthesiologist with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) in New York City, discusses three different approaches to ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve blocks: popliteal, anterior, and subgluteal. (blockjocks.com)
- Featuring sections that progress from the foundations of regional anesthesia to the clinical applications of nerve blocks, "Hadzic's" includes tips and insider perspective from the leadership of The New York School of Regional Anesthesia and its academic affiliates. (view-read.com)
- FEATURES: A real-world emphasis on clinical utility serves as the underpinning of chapter content and drives the book's in-depth explanations of techniques and procedures Outstanding organization begins with the foundations of peripheral nerve blocks (e.g., regional anesthesia, equipment, and monitoring and documentation) and then reviews clinical applications for both traditional procedures and ultrasound-guided procedures NEW! (view-read.com)
- Your specialist will block the ganglion by injecting it with an anesthetic solution, or sometimes other chemicals. (uhhospitals.org)
- Local anesthetic nerve block (sometimes referred to as simply "nerve block") is a short-term block, usually lasting hours or days, involving the injection of an anesthetic, a corticosteroid, and other agents onto or near a nerve. (wikipedia.org)
- Local anesthetic nerve blocks are sterile procedures that are usually performed in an outpatient facility or hospital. (wikipedia.org)
- A brief "rehearsal" local anesthetic nerve block is usually performed before the actual neurectomy to determine efficacy and detect side effects. (wikipedia.org)
- If you achieve good pain relief from the local anesthetic, your doctor may inject a nerve block, such as alcohol or phenol. (conehealth.com)
- This treatment consists of single or multiple injections of a local anesthetic, with or without corticosteroids, into a peripheral nerve or a nerve ganglion. (unicare.com)
- The peripheral nerve block works by injecting an anesthetic near a nerve or nerve bundle, which control(s) sensation and movement of an extremity. (coloradoclinic.com)
- Your physician then inserts a needle into the affected area to deliver an anesthetic and steroid solution right to the damaged nerves. (desertpainspecialists.com)
- A selective nerve block is the injection of an anesthetic and steroid medication around the spinal nerve root to diagnose or treat pain. (northcentralsurgical.com)
- A peripheral nerve block is an anesthetic practice used in many surgical procedures. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- It is accomplished by injecting a local anesthetic near the nerve controlling sensation or movement to the area of the body requiring surgery. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- A selective nerve block (SNRB) is the injection of a local anesthetic along a specific nerve root. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- A selective nerve block is performed by injecting a local anesthetic adjacent to vertebral foramina along the spine from which nerve roots emerge. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Prior to the block being administered, the site is anesthetized with a local anesthetic. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Would you feel comfortable doing an interscalene block on an NFL quarterback as part of his anesthetic? (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Given this information, would you give the NFL quarterback a general anesthetic or would you include an interscalene block? (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- If there is peripheral nerve injury following a general anesthetic, expect the surgeon to be sued. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Peripheral nerve blocks for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy involve single or multiple injections of agents or a combination of agents including local anesthetics (such as bupivacaine or lidocaine) with or without corticosteroids into or near peripheral nerves or a nerve ganglion. (unicare.com)
- Risks include: 1) traction on the brachial plexus due to positioning during surgery, 2) irrigating fluid extravasation causing tissue edema compressing the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves, or 3) arthroscopic portals damaging nerves. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
Femoral nerve block1
- Continuous peripheral nerve block catheter are increasingly being used for pain management in patients undergoing upper/lower extremity surgeries and patients suffering from trauma, owing to their advantages, such as meticulous precision and low-price. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- Continuous peripheral nerve block catheter are emerging as a credible alternative to opioids for pain management as ill-effects associated with opioids are very severe such as addiction to opioids. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- The global continuous peripheral nerve block catheter market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 6.1% and the market is estimated to reach a value of US$ 742.7 Mn in 2027 from a valuation of around US$ 411 Mn in 2017. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- Non-stimulating catheter systems segment dominated the global continuous peripheral nerve block catheter market in terms of value and volume in 2017. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- On the basis of insertion technique, the continuous peripheral nerve block catheter market has been segmented into nerve stimulation and ultrasound based insertion technique. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- Continuous peripheral nerve block catheter that uses ultrasound based insertion technique is expected to witness higher demand than devices that use nerve stimulation technique for catheter insertion. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- On the basis of indication, the continuous peripheral nerve block catheter market has been segmented into trauma cases, upper extremity surgeries, lower extremity surgeries, pain management and other indications. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- Key end-use sectors that generate the bulk of demand for continuous peripheral nerve block catheter can be broadly categorised into hospitals and ambulatory surgical centres. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- This report assesses trends driving each market segment and offers analysis and insights about the potential of continuous peripheral nerve block catheter in specific regions. (prnewswire.co.uk)
- The bag contained our peripheral nerve catheter kits, ultrasound gel, consent form (for the nerve block and the surgery the next day), and a check list of all required equipment. (asra.com)
- After a block time-out, a femoral nerve catheter is placed. (asra.com)
- The patient is sedated, and the thin, thread-like catheter is inserted under the skin and guided via ultrasound to the nerve site. (nicklauschildrens.org)
- A catheter can be left in for a continuous block/infusion, should more medication be needed, or if the patient is to remain in the hospital. (coloradoclinic.com)
- Solo-Dex Fascile Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter and Needle Kit is a needle comprised of an open tip catheter over a needle. (nih.gov)
- A sympathetic nerve block is a relatively safe procedure. (uhhospitals.org)
- Neurectomy is a surgical procedure in which a nerve or section of a nerve is severed or removed. (wikipedia.org)
- There are several different nerves that can be blocked, and your doctor will discuss which one is best for you based on your surgical procedure. (allinahealth.org)
- How do I prepare for the peripheral nerve block procedure? (coloradoclinic.com)
- If the doctor decides the block will work for you, he reviews the procedure risks and benefits, and has you sign a paper of informed consent. (coloradoclinic.com)
- If the nerve is blocked and the patient experiences pain relief from the procedure, a Desert Pain Specialists physician can assume they found the exact source of pain. (desertpainspecialists.com)
- Because peripheral nerve blocks are not a permanent chronic pain solution, the procedure may be repeated if necessary. (desertpainspecialists.com)
- This block was temporary to test if this procedure has any merit, only lasted 4 hours, and was supposed to cause increase blood flow to the ear. (tinnitustalk.com)
- Just a test to see if blocking the nerve would help, before doing the actual procedure. (tinnitustalk.com)
- The actual procedure involves severing the nerve. (tinnitustalk.com)
- Fascile kit is comprised of different key components required to complete the Peripheral Nerve Block procedure. (nih.gov)
- A selective nerve block is an outpatient procedure during which you will lie on your stomach on an X-ray table and your doctor will administer a sedative intravenously to help you relax during the procedure. (northcentralsurgical.com)
- If the nerve block is performed as a diagnostic procedure, you will be instructed to note any changes in the levels of pain at different intervals. (northcentralsurgical.com)
- Because a peripheral nerve block only affects the area of the body being operated on, patients have an option to be awake or asleep during the procedure. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- This procedure is used primarily to diagnose nerve root compression. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Listening to some of its disciples, it would seem that nearly every orthopedic surgery procedure can benefit from an ultrasonic regional block for intraoperative and postoperative pain control. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Over 97% of the patients who developed peripheral nerve injury recovered completely or partially at 2.5 years after the procedure. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Background and Objectives: Anesthesiologists performing peripheral nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance look frequently back and forth between the patient and the ultrasound screen during the procedure. (utmb.edu)
- We hypothesized that the use of the HMD device would decrease the total procedure time as well as operator head and ultrasound probe movements during a simulated nerve block. (utmb.edu)
- These blocks can be either single treatments, multiple injections over a period of time, or continuous infusions. (wikipedia.org)
- While nerve blocks have been around for decades, improved ultrasound guidance in the 1990s increased the precision of the injections, making them a safer and more effective choice, Dr. Li says. (yalemedicine.org)
- SNRB injections are isolated to various locations along the spine to determine which nerve root is causing the pain. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- The next largest available RCT was a double-blind study involving 61 subjects with post-herpetic neuralgia undergoing standard care plus placebo injection (n=30) vs. stellate ganglion block with 0.125% bupivacaine and 8 mg dexamethasone (n=31) (Makharita, 2012). (unicare.com)
- A nerve block is an injection of local anaesthetic (with or without other medication) onto a nerve. (metropain.com.au)
- The most common side effect of selective nerve block is pain (temporary), bruising, infection at the site of the injection and nerve damage. (northcentralsurgical.com)
- Side effects include a tingling sensation in some portion of the area impacted by the nerve block, itchiness at the site of injection and slight nausea. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- If the patient's pain dissipates after the injection at a particular nerve root, it can be inferred that the source of pain was being generated at the selected nerve root. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Nerve blocks control postoperative pain and reduce the need for narcotic pain medication. (allinahealth.org)
- If a simple block is done, the medication is injected onto the nerve, the needle is withdrawn, and a bandage is applied. (coloradoclinic.com)
- Patients often require less pain medication during recovery when a peripheral nerve block was used in surgery. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- The anesthesiologist inserts a fine needle into the surgery site and injects pain medication in an effort to bathe (but not touch) the nerves. (yalemedicine.org)
- Patients may feel some mild radiating pain as the medication is injected adjacent to the affected nerve root. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Anesthesiology News ( Hardman D, July 2015, 41:7 ) recently reviewed the topic of nerve injury after peripheral nerve block. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- Hickey, R & Ramamurthy, S 1989, ' The diagnosis of phrenic nerve block on chest X-ray by a double-exposure technique ', Anesthesiology , vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 704-707. (uthscsa.edu)
- Electrical stimulation can provide feedback on the proximity of the needle to the target nerve. (wikipedia.org)
- Every block has a photograph showing the entry site accompanied by an anatomical diagram showing the needle track. (ellibs.com)
- The needle is inserted in a sagittal plane 1.5 cm lateral to the midline at the level of the spinous process above and advanced until it contacts the lateral edge of the lam-ina of the level to be blocked. (brainkart.com)
- A plaintiff lawyer will be quick to link the needle in the patient's neck to the nerve damage, if the damages are the NFL player's inability to earn his $20 million per year, and the anesthesiologist will be sued. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
Sciatic nerve blocks1
- A sympathetic nerve block is believed by many pain healthcare providers to be an effective method for controlling chronic pain. (uhhospitals.org)
- Nerve blocks are used to treat chronic pain when drugs or other treatments do not control pain or cause bad side effects. (conehealth.com)
- Nerve blocks for chronic pain may work for 6 to 12 months. (conehealth.com)
- This therapy targets the sympathetic nervous system, a series of nerves that spread out from your spine to your body to help control several involuntary body functions, or body functions that you have no control over. (uhhospitals.org)
- Your sympathetic nerves come together outside your spine area in thick networks of nerves called ganglions. (uhhospitals.org)
- If you have pain in the lower part of your body, a ganglion near the lower spine may be targeted with a lumbar sympathetic nerve block. (uhhospitals.org)
- It is done by injecting a substance, such as alcohol or phenol, into or around a nerve or into the spine. (conehealth.com)
- If you have pain in the upper part of your body, you may get pain relief from blocking the stellate ganglion in your neck area. (uhhospitals.org)
- If you've received a nerve block in the stellate ganglion, you may experience some temporary voice changes, eyelid droop, or difficulty swallowing. (uhhospitals.org)
- In the case of a stellate ganglion or sympathetic plexus block, a Homer's syndrome develops. (metropain.com.au)
- Side effects after a sympathetic nerve block may include temporary soreness, bleeding, bruising, a feeling of warmth, or some weakness. (uhhospitals.org)
- Neurolytic block, the deliberate temporary degeneration of nerve fibers through the application of chemicals, heat, or freezing, produces a block that may persist for weeks, months, or indefinitely. (wikipedia.org)
- A nerve block may cause temporary muscle paralysis or a loss of all feeling in the affected area or in the surrounding area. (conehealth.com)
- The goal of the peripheral nerve block is to attempt to block pain signals to the brain and provide temporary or prolonged relief from chronic peripheral neuropathic pain of the extremities. (unicare.com)
- A peripheral nerve block attempts to block or interrupt the conduction of pain signals to the brain and provide temporary or permanent relief from chronic neuropathic pain conditions. (unicare.com)
- Sympathetic nerve blocks are designed to produce temporary or permanent interruption of activity in the sympathetic nervous system, particularly the efferent sympathetic pathways (efferent nerves transmit information from the central nervous system out to the muscles or glands). (metropain.com.au)
- The diagnostic phase occurs during the temporary nerve blocking phase of the local anaesthetic. (metropain.com.au)
- There is a high incidence of temporary postoperative neurologic symptoms after arthroscopic shoulder surgery, whether the patient received a regional block or not. (theanesthesiaconsultant.com)
- One back pain treatment in Jacksonville, FL, that can offer you temporary relief is nerve blocks. (firstcoastpain.com)
- Initial sympathetic nerve blocks have a diagnostic, and potentially therapeutic component. (metropain.com.au)
- This type of nerve block can also be used as a diagnostic tool. (desertpainspecialists.com)
- Along with acting as a diagnostic tool, SNRBs can alleviate the discomfort associated with nerve root compression when used with an injectable steroid. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
Hadzic's Peripheral Nerve Blocks1
- The benefits of using peripheral nerve blocks include, significantly reduced postoperative pain, reduced need for oral pain medications, reducing their side effects, increased mobility, improved physical therapy participation, and earlier discharge from the hospital. (allinahealth.org)
- Overall, patients who receive peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative pain control enjoy a greater sense of well-being and recovery. (allinahealth.org)
Regional nerve blocks2
- Regional nerve blocks are important procedures in anaesthesia and pain therapy that can be employed rapidly and safely by a skilled practitioner. (ellibs.com)
- The author presents both familiar and new therapeutic techniques for both the treatment of pain and regional nerve blocks during surgery. (ellibs.com)
- Nerve blocks can cause serious complications, including paralysis and damage to the arteries that supply blood to the spinal cord. (conehealth.com)
- In some cases, blocks can temporarily or permanently interrupt activity of the accompanying afferent nerves (the nerves that carry information from the nerve receptors into the brain or spinal cord). (metropain.com.au)
- Nerve block or regional nerve blockade is any deliberate interruption of signals traveling along a nerve, often for the purpose of pain relief. (wikipedia.org)
- The peer-reviewed medical literature includes numerous systematic reviews and practice guidelines evaluating the use of nerve blocks for the diagnosis and treatment of neuralgias and neuropathic pain conditions supporting the use of peripheral nerve blockade. (unicare.com)
- Sympathetic blockade and hypotension may be obtained if multi-ple segments are blocked or a large volume is injected at one level. (brainkart.com)
- However, around 1% of patients report some tingling sensations to the extremity that was blocked. (coloradoclinic.com)
- According to a recent study, dexamethasone was added to bupivacaine to achieve a nerve block in several patients. (coloradoclinic.com)
- In the observational study, patients had a reduction of pain and longer pain relief with this block compared to bupivacaine alone. (coloradoclinic.com)
- After receiving a peripheral nerve block, patients are advised to avoid operating heavy machinery or driving for at least 24 hours. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- She has been working to make nerve blocks available to more Yale Medicine patients having musculoskeletal and other types of surgeries, and pursuing research on their effectiveness. (yalemedicine.org)
- In rare cases, patients experience infection, bleeding or nerve damage. (charlestoneyesurgery.com)
- Knoblanche demonstrated a higher incidence of 67% when fluoroscopic exmainations were performed to evaluate diaphragmatic movement in 15 patients within 3 h following subclavian perivascular brachial plexus blocks. (uthscsa.edu)