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2023 Jan 09

Korean J Anesthesiol

Effects of costoclavicular block versus interscalene block in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery under monitored anaesthesia care: a randomized, prospective, non-inferiority study.


Recent studies reported that a costoclavicular block (CCB) can consistently block almost all the branches of the brachial plexus while sparing the phrenic nerve and provide effective analgesia after shoulder surgery. We aimed to compare the efficacy of the CCB used as a sole blocking technique for shoulder surgery compared with the interscalene block (ISB).