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Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block for Arthroscopic Shoulder SurgeryA Systematic Review
Michael S. Hughes, MD1; Matthew J. Matava, MD1; Rick W. Wright, MD1; Robert H. Brophy, MD1; Matthew V. Smith, MD1
1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, 14532 South Outer Forty Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. E-mail address for M.S. Hughes: michaelhughesmd@gmail.com
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, Chesterfield, Missouri



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. One or more of the authors, or his or her institution, has had a financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with an entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. No author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Jul 17;95(14):1318-1324. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01116
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Shoulder arthroscopy is currently one of the more common orthopaedic procedures, with an estimated 1.4 million procedures performed per year worldwide1. Many of these procedures are being performed on an outpatient basis and present substantial postoperative pain control challenges to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. An integral component of successful ambulatory surgical treatment is achieving and maintaining adequate pain management during the early postoperative course.
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