Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Axillary Block

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_350

Definition

Injection of local anesthetic into the axillary brachial plexus sheath resulting in sensory blockade of the hand. The forearm and inner aspect of the arm may be incompletely blocked due to inadequate blockade of the musculocutaneous and median nerves.

 Acute Pain in Children, Post-Operative

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