Niemi et al., "The Shamrock lumbar plexus block
: a dose-finding study," European Journal of Anaesthesiology, vol.
Continuous lumbar plexus block
for postoperative pain control after total hip arthroplasty.
Potential causes have included anaesthetic techniques such as intradural anaesthesia, (2) epidural technique, lumbar plexus blocks
, (3) or ilioinguinal nerve blocks.
Flisinski, "Lumbar plexus block
using high-pressure injection leads to contralateral and epidural spread," Anesthesiology, vol.
However, lumbar plexus block
may be the best option for analgesia in major lower limb surgery in such patients.
We would like to report our experience with a modified posterior approach to lumbar plexus block
. This technique uses a transverse ultrasound image and involves needle insertion from the lateral border of the transducer.
Lu, "Solution to the challenging part of the Shamrock method during lumbar plexus block
," British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol.
Lumbar plexus block
reduces pain and blood loss associated with total hip arthroplasty.