Brachial Plexus Block

Frequently Asked Questions about Brachial Plexus Blocks

They are regional anesthesia techniques that are sometimes administer as an alternative to a general anesthesia for surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm, arm, or shoulder. A local anesthetic is injected close to the brachial plexus which will temporarily block the ability and sensation to move the upper extremity. The brachial plexus if the nerve that supplies most of the sensation to the upper part of the body and is responsible for its function.

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