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Pain | Supraclavicular Versus Interscalene Block

Pain research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

We hypothesize that both ultrasound-guided supraclavicular and interscalene block provide similar analgesia after shoulder surgery.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-III inpatients undergoing shoulder surgery Exclusion Criteria: pregnancy, severe respiratory disease, preexisting neuropathy in the operated arm, coagulopathy, allergy to study medication

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Pain

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Procedure:Interscalene blockUltrasound-guided interscalene block is performed.

Procedure:Supraclavicular blockUltrasound-guided supraclavicular block is performed

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Interscalene blockInterscalene block is performed under ultrasound guidance. Linear probe is placed on the ipsilateral interscalene groove visualizing the brachial plexus located between anterior and middle scalene muscles. Using in-plane technique, an insulated needle is advanced into the brachial plexus sheath, into which 20 ml of 0.375% ropivacaine is injected.

Supraclavicular blockSupraclavicular block is performed under ultrasound guidance. Linear probe is placed on the ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa visualizing the brachial plexus located lateral to the subclavian artery. Using in-plane technique, an insulated needle is advanced into the brachial plexus sheath, into which 20 ml of 0.375% ropivacaine is injected.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: November 2013

Completed Date: December 2014

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: pain duration

Secondary Outcome: diaphragmatic movement

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Chunwoo Yang, MD

Lead Sponsor: Cheju Halla General Hospital

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02014766

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Liu SS, Gordon MA, Shaw PM, Wilfred S, Shetty T, Yadeau JT. A prospective clinical registry of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia for ambulatory shoulder surgery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Sep;111(3):617-23. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181ea5f5d. Epub 2010 Aug 4.

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