Upper-extremity peripheral nerve blocks in the perioperative pain management of orthopaedic patients: AAOS exhibit selection.

@article{Srikumaran2013UpperextremityPN,
  title={Upper-extremity peripheral nerve blocks in the perioperative pain management of orthopaedic patients: AAOS exhibit selection.},
  author={Umasuthan Srikumaran and Benjamin Eric Stein and Eric W. Tan and Michael Thomas Freehill and John H. Wilckens},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 24},
  pages={e197(1-13)}
}
BACKGROUND Over the past twenty-five years, peripheral nerve blocks have become increasingly common for the management of perioperative pain of the upper extremity. Several factors have led to increasing acceptance and use of these peripheral nerve blocks, including a greater awareness and measurement of patient pain and a greater emphasis on decreasing the duration of hospital stays and associated costs. METHODS We present a review of peripheral nerve blocks for procedures involving the… CONTINUE READING

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