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  • Page extent: 180 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.693 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 617.964
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RD84 .F55 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Conduction anesthesia
    • Anesthesia, Conduction--methods

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9781841101262 | ISBN-10: 1841101265)

This superbly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of regional anaesthesia for the trainee and practising anaesthetist alike. Written by a team of experts who are well known in the field of regional anaesthesia, the book is structured logically, with essential anatomy being followed by indications and then the block techniques themselves, all sections being organised by region of the body, for ease of reference. Section one, 'Principles and Practice', outlines the benefits of regional anaesthesia and details of the contraindications and complications, safety aspects and precautions for safeguarding patient welfare. A brief description of the pharmacology of local anaesthetics is also included. Section two covers peripheral blocks in detail. This section is arranged in a logical manner from the lower limb through the abdomen, the thorax and the upper limb to the head and neck, allowing the reader to revise the nerve supply to a particular operative site and select suitable nerve blocks in advance of a surgical list. Section three describes the central neuraxial and major peripheral nerve blocks in detail. Line and perspective diagrams to clarify and define the skills required for each technique complement the written descriptions. Section four contains a detailed appendix with useful index of specific techniques and a comprehensive further reading list, divided by section and sub-section. Fully illustrated in colour throughout with all illustrations produced especially for this book, it is the essential, one-stop guide to regional anaesthesia for all anaesthetists.

• Expert authors of international renown • Superbly illustrated in full colour throughout • Logical structure by body region aids rapid access to information • Comprehensive coverage of all blocks in use today


Part I. Principles and Practice: 1. Drug nomenclature; 2. The benefits of regional anaesthesia; 3. How to use regional anaesthesia; 4. Regional anaesthesia equipment; 5. Complications of regional anaesthesia; 6. Pharmacology of local anaesthetics; Part II. Peripheral Nerve Blocks: 7. The lower extremity; 8. Lumbar plexus block; 8.1 Psoas compartment (sheath) block; 9. Femoral nerve block; 9.1 Obturator nerve block; 10. Lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh block; 10.1 Iliac crest block; 11. Sciatic nerve block; 11.1 Saphenous nerve block (knee); 11.2 Popliteal fossa block; 11.3 Intra-articular block of the knee; 11.4 Tibial nerve block; 11.5 Sural nerve block; 11.6 Saphenous nerve block (ankle); 11.7 Superficial peroneal nerve block; 11.8 Peroneal nerve block; 11.9 Metatarsal block; 12. Digital nerve block; 12.1 Web space block; 13. The abdomen and thorax; 13.1 Penile block; 13.2 Scrotal infiltration; 13.3 Inguinal field block; 13.4 Inguinal canal block; 13.5 Intercostal nerve block; 13.6 Thoracic paravertebral block; 13.7 Interpleural block; 14. The upper limb; 14.1 Brachial plexus block; 14.2 Interscalene block; 14.3 Supraclavicular block; 14.4 Axillary block; 14.5 Vertical infraclavicular block; 14.6 Suprascapular nerve block; 14.7 Ulnar nerve block (elbow); 14.8 Median nerve block (elbow); 14.9 Median cutaneous nerve of forearm block; 14.10 Radial nerve block (elbow); 14.11 Lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm block; 15. Posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm block; 15.1 Ulnar nerve block (hand); 15.2 Median nerve block (hand); 15.3 Metacarpal block; 16. Digital nerve block (hand); 16.1 Web space block; 17. The eye; 17.1 Topical anaesthesia; 17.2 Subconjunctival block; 17.3 Peribulbar block; 17.4 Retrobulbar block; 17.5 Sub-Tenon's block; 18. The head, neck and airway; 18.1 Superficial cervical plexus block; 18.2 Deep cervical plexus block; 18.3 Greater and lesser occipital nerve block; 18.4 Greater auricular nerve block; 18.5 Auriculotemporal nerve block; 18.6 Zygomaticofacial nerve block; 19. Zygomaticotemporal nerve block; 20. Mental nerve block; 21. Infraorbital nerve block; 22. Supraorbital and supratrochlear nerve block; 22.1 Topical anesthesia (airway); 22.2 Superior laryngeal nerve block; 22.3 Transtracheal block; 23. Continuous peripheral nerve catheter techniques; Part III. Central Neuraxial Blocks: 24. Anatomy; 24.1 Bony structures; 24.2 Spinal cord; 24.3 Autonomic nervous system; 25. Meninges; 25.1 Epidural space; 25.2 Caudal anatomy; 26. Physiology; 26.1 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); 26.2 Spinal anaesthesia; 26.3 Epidural anaesthesia; 26.4 Caudal anaesthesia; 27. Indications; 27.1 Spinal; 27.2 Epidural; 27.3 Caudal; 27.4 Adult; 27.5 Paediatric; 27.6 Spinal or epidural?; 28. Techniques; 28.1 Spinal anaesthesia; 28.2 Epidural anaesthesia; 28.3 Caudal anaesthesia; Part IV. Appendix; Index of specific techniques; Further reading.

Prize Winner

2005 British Medical Association First Prize in the Anaesthesia category 5/10/05 - Winner


' … a clear, simple lightweight book on a vast, often complex topic … Overall this is a book that comes highly recommended both for departments and for the individual.' Acute Pain

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