A novel ultrasound-guided extrapleural nerve block for management of traumatic rib fractures
Published: 06 Feb 2017
© Anaesthesia Cases / 2016-0281 / ISSN 2396-8397
Multiple rib fractures following blunt trauma to the thorax is common and presents challenges in obtaining satisfactory analgesia control. It can lead to significant morbidity and mortality in high risk patients. We present a novel, safe, ultrasound-guided alternative method to that previously described in the literature for analgesia management of multiple rib fractures with haemothorax. Our patient received excellent analgesia and avoided a critical care admission.