Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 28, 2014 9:06:00 AM

In this "Blockjocks" video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus nerve block for a distal biceps tendon repair and carpal tunnel repair. Video highlights include:


  • arm and probe positioning for needle insertion (0:40)
  • technique for differentiating veins from arteries on ultrasound (2:18)
  • identifying target nerves (3:25)
  • targeting nerves: musculocutaneous (5:40), radial (7:10), median (8:29), ulnar (9:29)

Dr. Winchester used a nearly exclusively ultrasound-guided approach for this block; instead of nerve stimulation he relied on the ultrasound visualization of the nerves.  He used a technique that combined the targeting of individual nerves with encircling the musculocutaneous nerve and the axillary artery.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Written by BK Ultrasound