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Lumbar Plexus Block for Management of Hip Surgeries

  1. Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. Department of Anesthesiology, Rasoul-Akram Medical Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

ABSTRACT

Background:

Lumbar plexus block (LPB) is one of the anesthetic options in the elderly patients undergoing hip surgeries.

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femoral nerve blocks in children.

Ultrasonographic guidance for sciatic and femoral nerve blocks in children

BACKGROUND:

Recent studies have shown that ultrasound guidance for paediatric regional anaesthesia can improve the quality of upper extremity and neuraxial blocks. We therefore investigated whether ultrasound guidance for sciatic and femoral nerve blocks prolongs sensory blockade in comparison with nerve stimulator guidance in children.

METHODS: 

Forty-six children scheduled for surgery of one lower extremity were randomized to receive a sciatic and femoral nerve block under either ultrasound or nerve stimulator guidance.

Bloc interscalénique

Interscalene block for necrotising fasciitis surgery in ASA IV patient

INTRODUCTION

Regional anaesthesia is presented as an alternative to general anaesthesia offering better control of postoperative pain and a shorter anaesthetic recovery time, although not without complications. These benefits are of great importance in patients with high comorbidity where general anaesthesia may pose a high risk.

The brachial plexus block at interscalene level is one of the most commonly used techniques for upper limb surgery.