SonoSite supported by Prof. Peter Marhofer, Prof. Stephan Kapral and Prof. Manfred Greher produced this video on the technique of the Obturator Nerve Block. The Editorial Board of RAEducation.com endorses this production.
Prof. André Boezaart comments on why the block did not work the first time, why Dr. Kaminsky had such a weird distribution of the block and why Adductor Cannal Block may even work for knee pain in the first place, since it does not make any anatomic sense.
The Infiltration between the Popliteal Artery and the Capsule of the Knee (IPACK) Block has become very popular for the treatment of posterior knee pain after total knee arthroplasty, because it is very effective and relatively safe. The editorial board of RAEducation.com endorses this video by Drs. Vicento Roqués, Ana I. Sánchez amador and Fabio Rodriguez Sojo.
Ankle block, although safe and easy to perform, often fails because the fascia planes around the ankle are not fully understood. This text tutorial explains the dynamic sonoanatomy for a successful Ankle Block in detail.
For this month of December we will continue with our theme of micro-anatomy of nerves but emphasize the very related topic of why continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB) fail. Secondary block failure is a very prevalent issue and, IMHO, one of the main reasons why CPNB’s have been decreasing in popularity.