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ACE Report #5072
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Ultrasonography and electrophysiology guidance for suprascapular nerve blocks

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasonography- or electrophysiology-guided suprascapular nerve block in arthroscopic acromioplasty: a prospective, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled study of efficacy

Arthroscopy. 2013 May;29(5):794-801. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.01.011. Epub 2013 Feb 15

Contributing Authors: SH Ko BS Kang CH Hwang

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63 patients undergoing arthroscopic acromioplasty were randomized to receive suprascapular nerve blocks (SNB) via one of three different techniques. Patients were allocated to receive an ultrasonography-guided (UG), electrophysiology-guided (EG), or blind (using anatomical landmarks) SNB. Results after 3 days of assessment indicated that both UG and EG SNB relieved pain more effectively than blind...

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