Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Catheter Placement

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Aug 5, 2014 3:04:00 AM

Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided infraclavicular catheter for post-operative pain control after an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a hand fracture. The video is filmed at the Andrews Institute in Florida.

Starting at 4:05, Dr. Winchester identifies relevant anatomy using the Flex Focus ultrasound system, including:

  • the pectoralis major and minor muscles
  • the axillary artery and vein
  • the brachial plexus with lateral, medial, and posterior cords
  • the acromion process and shoulder capsule

Dr. Winchester also shows how to maneuver an aberrant vein directly in the path of the needle with a technique called hydro dissection. Hydro dissection involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic to open up a narrow space and allow proper needle insertion.

Other anesthesia ultrasound videos from Dr. Winchester on our blog:

For more information about the ultrasound system that Dr. Winchester used in this video please visit our Flex Focus 400 exp page, or request pricing or a demo.

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Topics: Anesthesiology

Written by BK Ultrasound