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Xavier Bargallo et al. Ultrasound-anatomic correlation of the peripheral nerves of the upper limbe. Surg Radiol Anat 2010;32:305-314.

"This atlas gives accurate information about the locations and relations among the nerves in the different parts of the arm..."
Francis Berthier et al. Anatomical basis for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia at the junction of the axilla and the upper arm. Surg Radiol Anat 2010;32:299-304.

"This article describes the anatomical structures of the axilla through a dissection. It also discusses the usefulness of US..."
R. Shane Tubbs et al. Anatomy and landmarks for branches of the brachial plexus: a vade mecum. Surg Radiol Anat 2010;32:261-270.

"The purpose of the present article is to pool both common and uncommon useful anatomic landmarks for the nerve of the BP."
Carlo Martinoli et al. Brachial Plexus and Nerves about the Shoulder. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2010;14:523-546.

"This article discusses the use of US for assessment of nontraumatic brachial plexopathies, diagnosis of neuropathies, and ..."
Paul Soeding, Norman Eisenberg. Review article: anatomical considerations for ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia of the neck and upper limb. Can J Anesth 2009;56:518-533.

"This narrative review describes an anatomical approach for those who are learning techniques of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia..."
Hannes Gruber et al. High-resolution ultrasound of the supraclavicular brachial plexus-can it improve therapeutic decisions in patients with plexus trauma?. Eur Radiol 2007;17: 1611-1620.

"This describes the value of high resolution US for the detection and grading of supraclavicular BP lesions and for the identification..."
Xavier Demondion et al. Sonographic Mapping of the Normal Brachial Plexus. Am J Neuroradiol 2003;24:1303-1309.

"This article shows that the BP can be mapped with sonography. However, this technique may be impossible in short-necked individuals."
Hong-Jen Chiou et al. Peripheral Nerve Lesions: Role of High-Resolution US. Radiographics November 2003.

"This article describes the application of high-resolution US in the evaluation of peripheral nerve lesions."

Lower Limb [Link to top]

S. Bianchi, C. Martinoli, X. Demondion. Ultrasound of the nerves of the knee region: Technique of examination and normal US appearance. Journal of Ultrasound 2007;10:68-75.

"This article reviews the normal gross and microscopic anatomy of the nerves in the knee region, the US technique used for their examination..."
Siegfried Peer et al. High-Resolution Sonography of Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerves. J Ultrasound Med 2002;21:315-322.

"This image presentation is intended to raise the awareness of sonography by the anatomic-sonographic correlation of lower extremity..."

Trunk [Link to top]

Green C, Flannery O, Crotty J, Felle P, Harmon D, Masterson E. A cadaveric study of injectate spread in the psoas compartment with a direct iliopsoas injection suggested for use during surgery. Clin Anat 2011;24:763-7.

"This cadaver dye injection study describes the feasibility of a surgeon-delivered technique for producing a lumbar plexus block using direct injection into the iliopsoas muscle under direct vision."
Green C, Byrne AM, O'Loughlin P, Molony D, Harmon D, Masterson E. Surgeon delivered psoas compartment block in total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2014;29:393-396.

"This clinical study demonstrates the analgesic efficacy of psoas compartment block performed during surgical access for total hip arthroplasty. This technique may be considered in the analgesic regimen for total hip arthroplasty."

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