Mayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway : Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery book cover
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Mayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway
Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery

ISBN 9780849395727
Published November 1, 2005 by CRC Press
160 Pages 40 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Resolving to expedite the recovery process, this reference describes a comprehensive multimodal approach to intraoperative regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic surgery-spanning the entire selection of regional anesthesia equipment, strategies in pain management, and practical treatment guidelines for the management of inpatient and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters.

The authors' systematic approach to regional anesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing total joint replacement has been recognized for its scientific and educational value by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists

This guide helps readers by:

  • offering prudent, practical management guidelines for optimal medical care
  • describing needle redirection cues for each block
  • illustrating anatomical landmarks for selecting the needle insertion site
  • supplying detailed medical illustrations of proper positioning for the patient and proceduralist
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Mayo Clinic Total Joint Anesthesia and Analgesia Pathway. Nursing Guidelines. Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia in the Orthopedic Patient Receiving Thromboprophylaxis. Management of Inpatient Peripheral Nerve Catheters. Management of Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters. Future Directions. Neural Anatomy. Dermatomes and Osteotomes. Techniques of Nerve Localization. Selection of Local Anesthetic Agents. Neurological Complications. Sciatic Nerve Block. Lumbar Plexus Block. Femoral Nerve Block. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block. Saphenous Nerve Block. Ankle Block. Appendix

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