This is the final submission of National Universit
y's Binju KC's Scholarly Project. She is a Nurse Anesthesia Resident at National University.
Does supraclavicular peripheral nerve blockade provide comparable analgesia to interscalene peripheral nerve blockade in patients undergoing shoulder surgeries?
March 9, 2016
The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the human body; therefore, it is more susceptible to injury than others.1
Surgical interventions may sometimes be performed depending on the nature of the injury. A comprehensive analysis of the epidemiology of shoulder surgeries is beyond the scope of this report. Moreover, the variations in shoulder surgeries based on the type of injury being corrected, the facility setting, and reimbursement