Single, double or multiple-injection techniques for axillary brachial plexus block for hand, wrist or forearm surgery in adults
There is evidence that multiple injection techniques using nerve stimulation for axillary plexus block produce more effective anaesthesia than either double or single injection techniques. There is insufficient evidence for a significant difference in other outcomes, including safety.
Regional anaesthesia comprising axillary block of the brachial plexus is a common anaesthetic technique for distal upper limb surgery. Successful blocking of the nerves produces a numb and limp arm that enables pain-free surgery. This review compared the relative effects of single, double or multiple injections for axillary block of the brachial plexus for distal upper limb surgery.
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