Ultrasound and electrical nerve stimulation-guided S1 nerve root block

@inproceedings{Sato2013UltrasoundAE,
  title={Ultrasound and electrical nerve stimulation-guided S1 nerve root block},
  author={Masaki Sato and Yasuhito Mikawa and Akiko Matuda},
  booktitle={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2013}
}
A selective lumbosacral nerve root block is generally is performed under X-ray fluoroscopy, which has the disadvantage of radiation exposure and the need for fluoroscopy equipment. In this study, we assessed the effectiveness of ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided S1 nerve root block on 37 patients with S1 radicular syndrome. With the patient in a prone position, an ultrasound scan was performed by placing the probe parallel to the body axis. The needle was pointed slightly medial from the… CONTINUE READING