regional block anesthesia

regional block anesthesia

[′rēj·ən·əl ¦bläk ‚an·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Anesthesia limited to a part or region of the body by injecting an anesthetic around the nerves that supply the area to block conduction from the area. Also known as regional anesthesia.
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However, to date there has been no published literature examining the relationship between postoperative range of motion and function with the presence or absence of regional block anesthesia.
The purpose of this study was to examine the functional outcome following ORIF of a displaced proximal humerus fracture in patients who received regional block anesthesia via a brachial plexus interscalene block compared to those who had general anesthesia for their surgery.
003) in the group that received regional block anesthesia (38.
1%) within the regional block anesthesia group experienced a postoperative complication.

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