Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus anaesthesia: differences in success between patients of normal and excessive weight.

@article{Schwemmer2006UltrasoundguidedIB,
  title={Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus anaesthesia: differences in success between patients of normal and excessive weight.},
  author={Ulrich Schwemmer and Tim Papenfuss and Clemens Alexander Greim and Joerg Brederlau and Norbert Roewer},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={245-50}
}
UNLABELLED Interscalene plexus blocks are an important part of the peri-operative treatment in shoulder surgery. The nerve stimulation technique uses external landmarks for the definition of the injection site. Patient obesity is, therefore, one causative factor for a reduced success rate of the blockade. AIM This study investigated whether there are differences in visibility of the target nerves and in the success rate of the block between patients of normal weight (nw) and obese patients… CONTINUE READING