RESEARCH ARTICLE


Current Concepts in Anaesthesia for Shoulder Surgery



Lutfi Sulaiman*, Robert J MacFarlane , Mohammad Waseem
East Cheshire NHS Trust, Victoria Rd, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the East Cheshire NHS Trust, Victoria Rd, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL, UK; Tel: 01625 661307; Fax: 01625 661436; E-mail: lutfi.sulaiman@nhs.net


Abstract

There has been an exponential growth in the volume of shoulder surgery in the last 2 decades and a very wide variety of anaesthetic techniques have emerged to provide anaesthesia and post-operative analgesia. In this article we examine current opinion, risks, benefits and practicalities of anaesthetic practice and the provision of post-operative analgesia for shoulder surgery.

Keywords: interscalene block, local anaesthetics, regional anaesthesia, shoulder surgery.