Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Anesthesiologists.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Proper pain control is critical for ambulatory surgery. Regional anesthesia can decrease postoperative pain, improve patient satisfaction, and expedite patient discharge. This article discusses the techniques, clinical pearls, and potential pitfalls associated with those blocks, which are most useful in an ambulatory perioperative setting. Interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, paravertebral, erector spinae, pectoralis, serratus anterior, transversus abdominis plane, femoral, adductor canal, popliteal, interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the knee, and ankle blocks are described.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ardon, AE; Prasad, A; McClain, RL; Melton, MS; Nielsen, KC; Greengrass, R

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 265 - 287

PubMed ID

  • 31047129

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31047129

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anclin.2019.01.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States