Nerves and their connective tissue layers: where exactly should you inject the local anaesthetic?

  • Published 2015

Abstract

For the anaesthetist performing an ultrasound guided regional anaesthetic (USGRA) procedure, the issue of where to place the local anaesthetic (LA) should now be crystal clear. After all, the gross anatomy of peripheral nerves has been thoroughly documented, and we have the knowledge obtained by over a decade of ultrasound imaging to add to our understanding of the appearance of nerves and their surrounding soft tissues. However, it turns out that this issue is muddied by some confusing terminology and uncertainty about the safety of injecting LA very close to nerves. This review aims to clarify a confusing area of clinical practice.

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@inproceedings{2015NervesAT, title={Nerves and their connective tissue layers: where exactly should you inject the local anaesthetic?}, author={}, year={2015} }