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Effect of Arm Positioning on Entrapment of Infraclavicular Nerve Block Catheter

By Eric Kamenetsky, Rahul Reddy, Mark C. Kendall, Antoun Nader and Jessica J. Weeks

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Continuous brachial plexus nerve block catheters are commonly inserted for postoperative analgesia after upper extremity surgery. Modifications of the insertion technique have been described to improve the safety of placing an infraclavicular brachial plexus catheter. Rarely, these catheters may become damaged or entrapped, complicating their removal. We describe a case of infraclavicular brachial plexus catheter entrapment related to differences in arm positioning during catheter placement and removal. Written authorization to obtain, use, and disclose information and images was obtained from the patient

Topics: Anesthesiology, RD78.3-87.3
Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2017/7196340
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:770864bf4c634c0b82132331a738a539
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