To investigate the onset, quality, and extent of the sensory and motor blocks in brachial plexus blocks performed through axillary, supraclavicular, or interscalene approaches. Materials and methods: This study involved 75 patients scheduled for orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity. Brachial plexus block was performed in patients through axillary (group AX, n = 25), supraclavicular (group SC, n = 25), or interscalene (group IS, n = 25) approaches. Results: Excluding intercostobrachial nerve, the adequate sensory and motor block rates in group AX on the nerves of brachial plexus were found to be 100% and 92%-100%, respectively. Sensory and motor block rates were both found to be 96%-100% in group SC and also 80%-100%, and 88% in group IS, respectively. In terms of sensory and motor block evaluation of all the nerves, there were statistically significant differences among the 3 groups at all measurement times (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The onset, quality, and extent of the sensory and motor block in brachial plexus blocks changed depending on the axillary, supraclavicular, or interscalene approaches.
COŞKUN, DEMET and MAHLİ, AHMET
"The extent of blockade following axillary, supraclavicular, and interscalene approaches of brachial plexus block,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 41:
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol41/iss4/9