Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2012

Journal

Open Journal of Anesthesiology

Volume

Volume 2, Number 4

Inclusive Pages

113-116

Keywords

Bilateral Brachial Plexus Blocks; Regional Anesthesia in Trauma; Pain Management in Trauma

Abstract

Bilateral brachial plexus blocks and regional anesthesia in trauma patients are rarely performed due to potential complications when using these techniques. We illustrate a case in which bilateral infraclavicular nerve blocks were placed as part of a multimodal approach to pain management in a trauma patient. We discuss potential hazards, important considerations, and rationale for attempting this procedure. Ultimately, performing bilateral brachial plexus nerve blocks in trauma patients is a viable option when choosing pain management techniques.

Comments

Reproduced with permission of Open Journal of Anesthesiology

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