Unlike with general anesthesia, patients using nerve blocks receive multiple benefits, including better pain control, less time in the hospital, quicker recovery, and less need for medication when they go home.
An article in Yale Medicine features a physician’s assessment of improved ultrasound guided nerve blocks with increased precision of injections.
Studies on the use of nerve blocks in the emergency department in lieu of systemic medications such as opiates and nonsteroidal inflammatory are proving effective without the associated risks and adverse reactions.
Source: Yale Medicine and the Journal of Emergency Medicine
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