Accuracy of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the cervical zygapophysial joints

Siegenthaler, Andreas; Mlekusch, Sabine; Trelle, Sven; Schliessbach, Juerg; Curatolo, Michele; Eichenberger, Urs (2012). Accuracy of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the cervical zygapophysial joints. Anesthesiology, 117(2), pp. 347-52. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182605e11

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Cervical zygapophysial joint nerve blocks typically are performed with fluoroscopic needle guidance. Descriptions of ultrasound-guided block of these nerves are available, but only one small study compared ultrasound with fluoroscopy, and only for the third occipital nerve. To evaluate the potential usefulness of ultrasound-guidance in clinical practice, studies that determine the accuracy of this technique using a validated control are essential. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the cervical zygapophysial joints using fluoroscopy as control.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Siegenthaler, Andreas; Mlekusch, Sabine; Trelle, Sven and Curatolo, Michele

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0003-3022

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:33

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182605e11

PubMed ID:

22728783

Web of Science ID:

000306986600019

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.12989

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12989 (FactScience: 219489)

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