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Does suprascapular nerve block reduce shoulder pain following stroke: A double-blind randomised controlled trial with masked outcome assessment.
Specifically, all children in this study underwent microsurgical neurolysis of the upper plexus and bypass nerve grafting from C5 or C6 selectively into the upper-trunk divisions and the suprascapular nerve, and four underwent transfer of the spinal accessory nerve into the suprascapular nerve with a short interpositional graft.
16,17) Good outcome ([greater than or equal to] M3) has been reported in 86% of patient undergoing concurrent transfer to both the axillary and suprascapular nerve.
Safe placement on the suprascapular nerve is well described (2) and raises the question whether this technique, in conjunction with a single shot axillary nerve block, would enable extension of postoperative analgesia past 24 hours following arthroscopic supraspinatus repair.
If suprascapular nerve entrapment is suspected, this nerve may be placed under tension in scapular depression and protraction combined with horizontal flexion.
24) Disadvantages of the transosseus suture technique were the need to tie sutures over the posterior fascia, as well as possible iatrogenic injury to the suprascapular nerve while passing the suture.
With regard to a 'dead arm' with brachial plexus techniques, I suspect that this may due to a block at higher than cord level, as blockade of the suprascapular nerve requires involvement of the superior trunk (C5, 6).
Van Ouwerkerk and coworkers (21) reported promising results in 54 children following isolated spinal accessory to suprascapular nerve transfers, performed as a primary or secondary procedure at a mean of 21 months of age in children without return of active shoulder external rotation.
Pulsed mode radiofrequency lesioning of the suprascapular nerve for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain.
Long thoracic nerve, suprascapular nerve, sciatic and femoral nerve entrapment neuropathies, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton's neuroma, Meralgia paresthetica, and peroneal nerve neuropathy were the least common focal neuropathies (less than 1%) (Table 4).