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2022 Aug 18

Eur J Anaesthesiol

Randomised comparison between superior trunk and costoclavicular blocks for arthroscopic shoulder surgery: A noninferiority study.


Jo Y, Oh C, Lee W-Y, Chung H-J, Park J Y, Kim Y-H, Ko Y K, Chung W, Hong B H
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2022 Aug 18.
PMID: 35975762.


Superior trunk block (STB) provides noninferior analgesia to the interscalene block and reduces the risk of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis (HDP). Recently, supraclavicular spreading has also been shown to occur during costoclavicular block (CCB), presenting as an alternative analgesic technique for shoulder surgery.