Interscalene Curriculum and video is up

Tough shoulder dislocation? Enormous deltoid abscess?  That copatation splint not working so great for your elderly patient with a proximal humerus fracture?  

The interscalene block shines in all these scenarios.  With some practice and good understanding of the anatomy, this block can be safely done in just a few minutes.  

It is surprising how shallow this block is.  In many patients the C5 root is less than 1 cm beneath the skin.  This allows for great visualization.  

We have reduced a shoulder with as little as 5mL of lidocaine placed just underneath the prevertebral fascia over the c5 and c6 roots.  

Check out the workbook posted on the left sidebar and the accompanying video HERE.