Open Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume 2, Number 4
Bilateral Brachial Plexus Blocks; Regional Anesthesia in Trauma; Pain Management in Trauma
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.
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Chiang, E., Dangerfield, P., Mehta, J., Sherman, M., & Berger, J. (2012). The crucial role of bilateral infraclavicular nerve blocks in the anesthetic management of a trauma patient. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 2(4), 113-116.