oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Ilio inguinal block : do we know the correct dose? : 2006 Joint Travel Fellowship



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? March 2006 37 TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP Introduction Although Ilio-inguinal nerve blocks are commonly used, the dose advocated varies between 0.3-0.5ml/kg. Despite these doses a failure rate of up to 20-30% has been described using the standard technique. These failures may be due to inadequate understanding of the anatomy, faulty technique, or incorrect placement of local anaesthetic. Ultrasound guided nerve blocks permit the precise placement of local anaesthetic. In a previous study an ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal block was found to be more effective than the standard "fascial click" method. In that study the injection ..


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