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Medicine - Anesthesiology | Anesthesia of the Upper Limb - A State of the Art Guide

Anesthesia of the Upper Limb

A State of the Art Guide

Alemanno, Fernando, Bosco, Mario, Barbati, Aldo (Eds.)

2014, XX, 291 p. 144 illus., 138 illus. in color.

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  • More than 140 full color images, including anatomic drawings
  • Detailed analysis of brachial plexus block techniques
  • Up-to-date information on ultrasound techniques

Loco-regional anesthesia presents definite advantages in almost all surgical branches, since it couples a perfect  anesthesia with a long postoperative analgesia. This discipline is constantly developing thanks to new drugs and new techniques. In the last decade the advent of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia has  extended the study from the anatomic room to the virtual but real “in corpore viri” ecographic image thus increasing the success rate of this type of anesthesia. Together with electrostimulation, it has definitely increased the success rate of loco-regional anesthesia.

Nonetheless, though supported by new fundamental tools, it is of the utmost importance for anesthesiologists to have a deep knowledge of the brachial plexus and of the topographic anatomy, on which the two first chapters are focused. Featuring a total of 16 chapters and more than 140 color illustrations, the volume provides a detailed coverage of this technique, thus representing a very useful tool for specializing students as well anesthesiologists in their daily clinical practice.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Brachial plexus - Perivascular techniques - Regional anesthesia - Ultrasound techniques - Upper limb

Related subjects » Anesthesiology

Table of contents 

1.Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus.- 2.Topographical Anatomy.- 3.Anatomy of the Cevical Plexus.- 4.The Anesthetic Line.- 5.Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Percutaneous Identification of the Target.- 6.Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block Techniques.- 7.Ultrasound Guided Interscalene and Supraclavicular Blocks.- 8.Complications of Supraclavicular Techniques.- 9.Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block.- 10.Axillary Brachial Plexus Block.- 11.Truncular Blocks.- 12.Intravenous Regional Anesthesia.- 13.Sedation in Regional Anesthesia.- 14.Perineural Adjuvants for Postoperative Analgesia.- 15.Postoperative Analgesia.- 16.Stellate Ganglion Block. ​

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