Ultrasound-guided combined interscalene and superficial cervical plexus blocks for anesthesia management during clavicle fracture surgery
Karakaya, Muhammet Ahmet
Yayık, Ahmet Murat
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CitationKaçıroğlu, A., Karakaya, M. A., Ahıskalıoğlu, A., Çiftçi, B., Ekinci, M. ve Yayık, A. M. (2019). Ultrasound-guided combined interscalene and superficial cervical plexus blocks for anesthesia management during clavicle fracture surgery. Ain Shams Journal of Anesthesiology, 11(1). http://doi.org/10.1186/s42077-019-0039-5
To the Editor, Fractures of the clavicle constitute 2.6–4% of all fractures in adult patients. The most frequent injury mechanism is a direct trauma on the shoulder. These fractures are mainly treated surgically (Kihlstrom et al. 2017). The cervical and brachial plexus innervate the clavicular region (Tran et al. 2013). Thus, interscalene brachial plexus block (IBPB) and superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) may be used for pain management following clavicular surgery. Herein, we aimed to report our ultrasound (US)-guided IBPB and SCPB combination experiences for anesthetic management during clavicular surgery.