Nerve injuries associated with nerve blocks: clinic and incidence
AINS - Anästhesiologie · Intensivmedizin · Notfallmedizin · Schmerztherapie, 07/16/2012
Munch J et al. – Amongst the different locations interscalene blocks with their associated surgical procedures seem to have the highest incidence. Establishing the correlation between disabilities and the performed block technique often constitutes difficulties, especially when other reasons like patient positioning techniques, tractions, ischemia and surgery related nerve injuries have to be considered. Dysfunctions manifest as numbness, parasthesia, tingling sensation and/or amyasthenia. Fortunately long–term lesions, caused by nerve blocks are a rarity.