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New features of the third edition are: new - regional anaesthesia in ophthalmic surgery; new - intravenous regional anaesthesia; new - percutaneous epidural neuroplasty, a new block for the trigeminal nerve extended coverage of the brachial plexus block, and infraclavicular block; new - therapy for tennis elbow and for carpal tunnel syndrome; new - intra-ganglion injection therapy for muscular piriform syndrome; and, latest developments in neuroaxial blockade 40 percent bigger than the last edition. Regional nerve blocks are important procedures in anaesthesia and pain therapy that can be employed rapidly and safely by a skilled practitioner. The book contains precise anatomical drawings and illustrations in full-colour throughout, and also provides detailed instructions on how to apply local anaesthesia. Practically oriented, the book could almost be taken to the operating room and used as a guide.It covers anatomy, indications, contraindications, dosages, explanations of individual drugs, as well as complications, caveats, and potential adverse side effects, and how to avoid them or treat them. Each procedure is explained step-by-step using numerous full-colour illustrations and photographs. Every block has a photograph showing the entry site accompanied by an anatomical diagram showing the needle track. For each procedure, a specific form (record and checklist) is provided for recording the individual treatment steps. The author presents both familiar and new therapeutic techniques for both the treatment of pain and regional nerve blocks during surgery. In addition, the most recent local anaesthetics and additives are discussed, with particular reference to the relevant indications and dosages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405122634
ISBN-10: 1405122633
Format: Hardback
(288mm x 221mm x 32mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Danilo Jankovic

Dr Danilo Jankovic, Germany