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Suprascapular nerve block

Alexandre Hardy, Philippe Loriaut, Benjamin Granger, Ahmed Neffati, Audrey Massein, Laurent Casabianca, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard, Antoine Gerometta
PURPOSE: The arthroscopic Latarjet procedure has provided reliable results in the treatment of anterior shoulder instability. However, this procedure remains technically challenging and is related to several complications. The morphology of the coracoid and the glenoid are inconsistent. Inadequate coracoid and glenoid preparing may lead to mismatching between their surfaces. Inadequate screws lengthening and orientation are a major concern. Too long screws can lead to suprascapular nerve injuries or hardware irritation, whereas too short screws can lead to nonunions, fibrous unions or migration of the bone block...
October 12, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Chen-Yu Hung, Der-Sheng Han, Rong-Sen Yang, Chung-Hsun Chang, Chih-Peng Lin
BACKGROUND: The suprascapular nerve accounts for 70% of shoulder sensory innervations, and suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) has been shown to be effective in the relief of chronic shoulder pain including rotator cuff tendinitis, subdeltoid impingement syndrome, and adhesive capsulitis. However, this remains inconclusive for patients undergoing surgery. The present meta-analysis aimed to explore the effectiveness of SSNB for relieving acute post-operative shoulder pain. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of SSNB for relieving acute post-operative shoulder pain...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Alexandre Hardy, Antoine Gerometta, Benjamin Granger, Audrey Massein, Laurent Casabianca, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard, Philippe Loriaut
PURPOSE: The Latarjet procedure has shown its efficiency for the treatment of anterior shoulder dislocation. The success of this technique depends on the correct positioning and fusion of the bone block. The length of the screws that fix the bone block can be a problem. They can increase the risk of non-union if too short or be the cause of nerve lesion or soft tissue discomfort if too long. Suprascapular nerve injuries have been reported during shoulder stabilisation surgery up to 6 % of the case...
August 25, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
James M Flaherty, David B Auyong, Neil A Hanson
We report a novel case of a patient undergoing a bilateral shoulder hemiarthroplasty for chronic bilateral shoulder dislocations with proximal humeral fractures. Bilateral selective suprascapular nerve catheters were placed preoperatively with the intent to provide continuous local anesthetic-based analgesia while sparing diaphragmatic function. Postoperative respiratory mechanics were relatively spared while numerical rating scale pain scores were suggestive of analgesic benefit.
September 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
George Paraskevas, Konstantinos Koutsouflianiotis, Kalliopi Iliou, Theodosios Bitsis, Panagiotis Kitsoulis
A double upper subscapular nerve on the right side was detected in a male cadaver, with the proximal one arising from the suprascapular nerve and the distal one from the posterior division of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus. Both of them penetrated and supplied the uppermost portion of the right subscapularis muscle. That anatomic variation was associated with a median nerve formed by two lateral roots. The origin and pattern of the upper subscapular nerve displays high variability, however the presented combination of the variable origin of a double upper subscapular nerve has rarely been described in the literature...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
M Heron, R Dattani, R Smith
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August 2, 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
S Flohr-Madsen, L M Ytrebø, K Valen, T Wilsgaard, Ø Klaastad
Some surgeons believe that infraclavicular brachial plexus blocks tends to result in supination of the hand/forearm, which may make surgical access to the dorsum of the hand more difficult. We hypothesised that this supination may be reduced by the addition of a suprascapular nerve block. In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study, our primary outcome measure was the amount of supination (as assessed by wrist angulation) 30 min after infraclavicular brachial plexus block, with (suprascapular group) or without (control group) a supplementary suprascapular block...
August 2016: Anaesthesia
Shalini Dhir, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Ranjita Sharma, Sugantha Ganapathy, George S Athwal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of combined suprascapular and axillary nerve block (SSAX) with interscalene block (ISB) after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Our hypothesis was that ultrasound-guided SSAX would provide postoperative analgesia equivalent to ISB. METHODS: Sixty adult patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery received either SSAX or ISB prior to general anesthesia, in a randomized fashion...
September 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Jae Jun Lee, Jung-Taek Hwang, Do-Young Kim, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung Mi Hwang, Na Rea Lee, Byung-Chan Kwak
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the pain relieving effect of ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) combined with arthroscopy-guided suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) with that of ultrasound-guided ISB alone within the first 48 h after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with rotator cuff tears who had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were enrolled. The 24 patients in group 1 received ultrasound-guided ISB and arthroscopy-guided SSNB; the remaining 24 patients in group 2 underwent ultrasound-guided ISB alone...
June 16, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Matthew Careskey, Ramana Naidu
Reverse open shoulder arthroplasty requires a comprehensive analgesic plan involving regional anesthesia. The commonly performed interscalene brachial plexus blockade confers a high likelihood of diaphragmatic paralysis via phrenic nerve palsy, making this option riskier in patients with limited pulmonary reserve. Continuous blockade of the suprascapular nerve, a more distal branch of the C5 and C6 nerve roots, may be a viable alternative. We report a successful case of the use of a suprascapular nerve block with continuous programmed intermittent bolus perineural analgesia in a patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who underwent reverse open shoulder arthroplasty...
July 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Asuka Desroches, Shahnaz Klouche, Charles Schlur, Thomas Bauer, Thomas Waitzenegger, Philippe Hardy
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of suprascapular nerve block (SSB) and interscalene block (ISB) as postoperative analgesia within the first 24 hours after arthroscopic supraspinatus and/or infraspinatus tendon repair. METHODS: A single-blind, randomized controlled study was performed between 2013 and 2014. The inclusion criteria were arthroscopic supraspinatus and/or infraspinatus tendon repair confirmed intraoperatively, with or without associated procedures, and informed consent...
May 10, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Hee-won Park, Hannae Jo, Sung Hoon Moon, Sora Baek
Intramuscular lipomas are considered a rare type of benign lipomas. They are usually located deeper and are less palpable than subcutaneous lipomas. A painful presentation with no palpable mass will make clinical diagnosis difficult; in these cases, further imaging should be considered. Only a small number of cases of intramuscular lipomas present with pain; these are located in the supraspinatus and deltoid muscles. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no previous reports of painful intramuscular lipomas involving the infraspinatus muscle...
March 2016: Orthopedics
A B Kumara, Anoop Raj Gogia, J K Bajaj, Nidhi Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Shoulder arthroscopic surgeries have a high incidence of severe post-operative pain significant enough to interfere with recovery and rehabilitation. A regional anaesthetic technique combined with general anaesthesia reduces intra-operative requirements of anaesthesia and provides a better post-operative pain relief. As the commonly employed technique of interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) is associated with potential serious complications, suprascapular nerve block (SSB) can be used as a safer alternative...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Jin-Young Park, Jin-Young Bang, Kyung-Soo Oh
PURPOSE: The goal of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of additional axillary nerve block (ANB) with suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) and patient-controlled anaesthesia (PCA) with no device assistance after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The hypothesis is that patients with intravenous (IV) PCA and the blockade of the two main nerves (SSNB + ANB) experienced lesser pain than patients with IV PCA or IV PCA + SSNB. METHODS: The 114 patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were allocated randomly to three groups as follows: group I, intravenous PCA pumps (only PCA); group II, IV PCA + SSNB using a blind technique (PCA + SSNB); and group III, IV PCA + SSNB + ANB using a blind technique (PCA + SSNB + ANB)...
January 5, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Chika Yoshioka, Naoki Suenaga, Naomi Oizumi, Shintaro Yamane
PURPOSE: To determine the association of the area of sensory disturbance with the area of suprascapular nerve (SSN) palsy in healthy volunteers and patients with SSN palsy. METHODS: Five male and one female and healthy volunteers aged 23 to 44 (mean age, 32.2) years underwent an experiment of distal and proximal SSN block (at the spinoglenoid notch and suprascapular notch, respectively). A pinprick test was performed to determine pain sensation and the area of sensory disturbance...
December 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Ke-Vin Chang, Chen-Yu Hung, Wei-Ting Wu, Der-Sheng Han, Rong-Sen Yang, Chih-Peng Lin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) at different timing after administration compared with physical therapy, placebo, and intra-articular injections in patients with chronic shoulder pain. DATA SOURCE: Two electronic data sources, PubMed and Scopus, were mainly searched from the earliest record to September 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Eleven randomized controlled trials that compared SSNB with physical therapy, placebo, and intra-articular injections were included, comprising 591 patients...
August 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ke-Vin Chang, Chen-Yu Hung, Tyng-Guey Wang, Rong-Sen Yang, Wei-Zen Sun, Chih-Peng Lin
The classic suprascapular nerve block has limitations, such as postural requirements and lack of direct nerve visualization. This series investigated the analgesic effect of ultrasound-guided supraclavicular suprascapular nerve blocks in patients with malignancy-associated shoulder pain. Ablative radiofrequency lesioning of the suprascapular nerve in 6 patients provided substantial pain relief. The mean distance from the suprascapular nerve to the brachial plexus was 8.05 mm, and the mean angle of needle entry was 20...
November 2015: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Carmelo Messina, Giuseppe Banfi, Davide Orlandi, Francesca Lacelli, Giovanni Serafini, Giovanni Mauri, Francesco Secchi, Enzo Silvestri, Luca Maria Sconfienza
Ultrasound is an established modality for shoulder evaluation, being accurate, low cost and radiation free. Different pathological conditions can be diagnosed using ultrasound and can be treated using ultrasound guidance, such as degenerative, traumatic or inflammatory diseases. Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis is the most common finding on ultrasound evaluation for painful shoulder. Therapeutic injections of corticosteroids are helpful to reduce inflammation and pain. Calcific tendinopathy of rotator cuff affects up to 20% of painful shoulders...
2016: British Journal of Radiology
Gaoming She, Cai Nie, Yuyong Liu, Xuemei Peng, Qingde Zhang, Yalan Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the anesthetic efficacy and safety of bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in patients undergoing arthrolysis for shoulder periarthritis. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (ASA class I-II) undergoing bilateral shoulder joint release surgery and 24 ml received bilateral ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block anesthesia with 0.4% ropivacaine and 0.8% lidocaine. The visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for shoulder joint pain were recorded before and after anesthesia...
August 2015: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Zeynep Klç, Meral Bilgilisoy Filiz, Tuncay Çakr, Naciye Füsun Toraman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of suprascapular nerve block plus physical therapy (PT) with PT alone for the treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. DESIGN: Forty-one patients with adhesive capsulitis were randomly assigned to the injection group (n = 19) or PT-alone control group (n = 22). All patients received PT consisting of electrotherapy, range of motion, stretching, and strengthening exercises. The patients in the injection group received suprascapular nerve block before PT...
October 2015: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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