Equipment for Regional Anaesthesia

  • Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Equipment for regional anaesthesia:
    1. (a)

      Pencil point needles can cause more myelin damage.

    2. (b)

      Resistance to injection is less in smaller gauge needles.

    3. (c)

      Echogenic needles increase visibility by trapping air bubbles.

    4. (d)

      Catheter over needle technique is associated with less leakage and migration.

    5. (e)

      Catheter over needle has no advantages versus a catheter through the needle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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