Nerve localization techniques for peripheral nerve block and possible future directions.

@article{Helen2015NerveLT,
  title={Nerve localization techniques for peripheral nerve block and possible future directions.},
  author={L Egger Helen and Brian Declan O'Donnell and Eric J Moore},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2015},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={962-74}
}
BACKGROUND Ultrasound guidance is now a standard nerve localization technique for peripheral nerve block (PNB). Ultrasonography allows simultaneous visualization of the target nerve, needle, local anesthetic injectate, and surrounding anatomical structures. Accurate deposition of local anesthetic next to the nerve is essential to the success of the nerve block procedure. Due to limitations in the visibility of both needle tip and nerve surface, the precise relationship between needle tip and… CONTINUE READING