Brachial Plexus Block (Supraclavicular Approach, Ultrasound-guided)

 

Overview

This procedure is an injection of anesthesia (or an anesthetic/steroid mixture) around the brachial plexus, a network of nerve fibers that travels from the spine to the arm. This procedure can be used to block the pain of surgery on the shoulder, arm or hand, or it can be used to manage the pain of chronic issues such as arthritis.