Peripheral regional anesthesia can provide anatomically selective blocks which
affect the patients vital functions significantly less than general or even
neuraxial anesthesia. Peripheral regional anesthesia is safer and less prone
to complications. It can be used to provide intraoperative anesthesia, either
by itself or in combination with general or spinal anesthesia, as well as postoperative
continuous pain therapy. The patients subsequent rehabilitation is rendered
faster and more cost effective. The techniques, however, are sophisticated and
require profound knowledge of anatomy. The Atlas of Peripheral Regional Anesthesia:
Anatomy and Techniques, Third Edition is a comprehensively revised reference
that provides readers with essential anatomical knowledge along with step-by-step
on how to perform even the most complex regional anesthesia procedures with particular focus on ultrasound-guided techniques. This new edition is enhanced with over 700 full-color illustrations as well as an extensive selection of videos on Thiemes MediaCenter.
Key Features of the Third Edition:
- More than 250 new and updated figures, anatomical illustrations, and cadaver dissection photos which demonstrate the techniques
- New section describing the general aspects of ultrasound imaging in performing peripheral nerve blocks
- New section on pediatric regional anesthesia
- Online access to more than 250 video films of the techniques
This new edition is an invaluable resource for all anesthesiologists, orthopedists, and pain management physicians involved in the administration of regional anesthesia.
Gisela Meier, MD, is former Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Interventional Pain Therapy at the Center for Rheumatology, Oberammergau, Germany.
Johannes Buettner, MD, is former Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Trauma Center, Murnau, Germany.
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