Ultrasound-guided continuous axillary brachial plexus block using a nerve stimulating catheter: EpiStim® catheter

Sang Sik Choi, Mi Kyoung Lee, Jung Eun Kim, Se Hee Kim, Gwi Eun Yeo

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Brachial plexus block (BPB) under ultrasound guidance has come to be widely used. However, nerve injury has been reported following ultrasound-guided BPB. We hypothesized that BPB under ultrasound guidance in conjunction with real-time electrical nerve stimulation would help us prevent nerve injury and do more successful procedure. Here, we report the successful induction and maintenance of ultrasound-guided BPB and the achievement of good peri- and postoperative pain control using a conductive catheter, the EpiStim®.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Pain
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



  • Brachial plexus blocks
  • Catheters
  • Pain management
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Radial nerve
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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