Anesthesiology for Professionals

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Daniel B. Maalouf, MD, MPH

Initially Presented at Hospital for Special Surgery’s 13th Annual Regional Anesthesia Symposium: “Controversies and Fundamentals in Regional Anesthesia 2009”, May 30, 2009


Ultrasound imaging in regional anesthesia has gained popularity in recent years. It is believed to enable the practitioner to deliver the local anesthetic at the target site while avoiding vital structures such as blood vessels, pleura, etc. The evidence for its efficacy and safety is not yet overwhelming, however, compared to neurostimulation, it has been shown to be at least as safe and effective.

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These technique descriptions are presented for educational purposes and are not intended to substitute for actual hands-on training.