Bilateral Continuous Suprascapular Nerve Blocks for Bilateral Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty

James M. Flaherty, David B. Auyong, Neil A. Hanson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalA & A case reports
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2016

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