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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Lateral approach versus conventional approach supraclavicular block for forearm surgeries. A prospective randomized controlled study


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Author Details : Amit Vadhel, Devyani Desai, M R Upadhyay

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 222-227


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Abstract

Background and Aims: Conventional technique of supraclavicular block is associated with direct injury to the vessels, nerves and pleura, which can be minimized with lateral approach. Here, we compared lateral with conventional approach supraclavicular block given for forearm surgeries.
Materials and Methods: After getting approval from ethical scientific committee, SSG hospital, Vadodara, this randomized prospective single blinded study was conducted from October 2014 to October 2015. 60 patients of either gender between 18 to 60 years, of ASA grade I and II undergoing forearm surgeries were enrolled. Those who refused, having anatomical distortion or infection of local site and pregnant patients were excluded. After doing randomization by computer method, Group C (n=30) received conventional and Group L (n= 30) received lateral approach supraclavicular block using nerve locator and total 35 ml of Inj. Lignocaine with adrenaline (1:200000)7mg/kg, Inj. Bupivacaine 2 mg/kg with Inj. Sterile water was injected. Patients were evaluated for technical difficulty, characteristics of sensory and motor blockade, duration of postoperative analgesia and complications.
Results: Statistical analysis was done using student ‘t’ test with Medcalc software. P<0> Conclusion: Lateral approach of supraclavicular block is a safe alternative to conventional approach. 

Keywords: Supraclavicular block, Forearm orthopaedic surgeries.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-4994.2018.0041

How to cite : Vadhel A, Desai D, Upadhyay M R, Lateral approach versus conventional approach supraclavicular block for forearm surgeries. A prospective randomized controlled study. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2018;5(2):222-227

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