The use of combined suprascapular and circumflex (articular branches) nerve blocks in the management of chronic arthritis of the shoulder joint.

@article{Lewis1999TheUO,
  title={The use of combined suprascapular and circumflex (articular branches) nerve blocks in the management of chronic arthritis of the shoulder joint.},
  author={Robert N Lewis},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
Sixteen patients suffering from rheumatoid or osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint were studied. All patients complained of pain and limitation of active movement of the shoulder joint. Combined neural blockade of the suprascapular nerve (SSNB) and articular branches of the circumflex nerve (ACNB) was carried out using 4 mL of 1% prilocaine and 4 mL of 6% aqueous phenol. Following this procedure, the mean value for pain intensity decreased by 69% (VASP 2.7) and for abduction, adduction and… CONTINUE READING