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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014;19(1):13-18.
Published online March 30, 2014.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2014.19.1.13   
The Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Brachial Plexus Block in Trauma Patients
Jung Ho Rah, Sung Min Kwon, Jae Hak Cha, Jun Pyo Lee, Jae Hyun Kim
Department of Orthopedics, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. ckwogkr@empas.com
Received: 20 November 2013   • Revised: 7 February 2014   • Accepted: 27 February 2014
We evaluated the efficacy of brachial plexus block under the guide of ultrasonography for immediate management of open wound in patients with multiple trauma.

From July 2012 to April 2013, 34 patients with multiple trauma had brachial plexus block for immediate management of open wound in the upper extremity. We evaluated the patient satisfaction of the anesthesia and any complications related to the block.

During the brachial plexus block, intravascular injection of lidocaine occurred in one patient. Except this, all patients who received brachial plexus replied they would choose brachial plexus block if they had to undergo the same surgery.

Brachial plexus block is an effective anesthesia technique in the immediate management of open wound in upper extremities.

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