Ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided axillary

  • Luz María Lopera-Velásquez Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Carlos Restrepo-Garcés a. Pain Relief Clinic, Surgery and Imaging Department, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia. b. Pain Relief Unit & Anaesthesia Department, Clínica Las Américas, Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Ultrasonography, Ultrasonics, Anesthesia Conduction, Nerve block, Analgesia


Introduction: The axillary block of the brachial plexus is widely used as an anaesthesia and analgesia technique in upper limb surgery, specifically for hand, wrist and forearm procedures. The use of nerve stimulation and ultrasound guidance has increased the rate of success with this block.

Objective: This article presents a non-systematic review of the most recent literature on axillary block of the brachial plexus using ultrasound and peripheral nerve stimulation.

Materials and methods: A search for a non-systematic review was conducted in the Cochrane, Pubmed/Medline, Embase and OVID databases.

Conclusion: The axillary block of the brachial plexus is an anaesthetic and analgesic technique for upper limb surgery that has a high percentage of success, with a low degree of difficulty for the procedure.


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Lopera-Velásquez LM, Restrepo-Garcés C. Ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided axillary. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];44(1):30-5. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/64


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Lopera-Velásquez LM, Restrepo-Garcés C. Ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided axillary. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];44(1):30-5. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/64
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