Vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block in children: a preliminary study.

@article{Mara2004VerticalIB,
  title={Vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block in children: a preliminary study.},
  author={Bel{\'e}n de Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a and Luc K P Tielens},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={931-5}
}
BACKGROUND Brachial plexus blockade is a well-established technique in upper limb surgery. Among the infraclavicular approaches, the vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus (VIP) block is easy to perform and has a large spectrum of nerve blockade. The aim of this preliminary study was to determine the ease, effectiveness, safety, and duration of the VIP block in pediatric trauma surgery. METHODS Fifty-five patients (ASA physical status I and II, age range 5-17 years old) scheduled for upper… CONTINUE READING