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Threading the Needle With Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Achieving Analgesia, Avoiding Neurological Injury

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001850
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One of the possible long termcomplications of a peripheral nerve block is neurological injury. In this infographic, we describe risk factors that have been demonstrated to be associated with increased risk of long term neurological complications, and review risk factors that have not been associated with these complications.1

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1. Sondekoppam RV, Tsui BCH. Factors associated with risk of neurologic complications after peripheral nerve blocks: a systematic review. Anesth Analg. 2017;124:645–660.
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