Anesthesia for shoulder surgery

  • I. Braito
  • R. Habeler
  • H. Resch


Operative interventions in the shoulder are very demanding with regard to anesthetic requirements. In particular, problems may result from the following.
  • proximity of the operative area to the face, necessitating special draping techniques

  • special positioning and the possible consequences on the circulation

  • particular requirements with regard to the quality of vision in arthroscopic interventions

  • preexisting concomitant illness of the patient.


Mean Arterial Pressure Brachial Plexus Postoperative Analgesia Shoulder Surgery Postoperative Pain Relief 
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  • I. Braito
  • R. Habeler
  • H. Resch

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