Infraclavicular or Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blocks for Elbow Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02677506|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Biceps Tendon Rupture||Procedure: Supraclavicular Procedure: Infraclavicular||Not Applicable|
Traditionally, infraclavicular as well as supraclavicular approaches to brachial plexus have been recommended for elbow surgery. Supraclavicular approach is considered to have a more rapid onset. However, investigators have noticed that the supraclavicular approach needs more supplementation if it is used for elbow surgery. Therefore more and more anesthesiologists now choose the infraclavicular approach for elbow surgery (though both approaches are recommended in the text books).
None of the published studies have addressed if one approach is indeed superior to the other specifically for elbow surgery. Therefore the investigators propose to undertake a study that will evaluate the two approaches to the brachial plexus specifically for elbow surgery.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Comparison of Infraclavicular and Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blocks for Elbow Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2016|
Supraclavicular brachial plexus block will be done.
Brachial plexus block with supraclavicular approach
Active Comparator: Infraclavicular
Infraclavicular brachial plexus block block will be done.
Brachial plexus block with infraclavicular approach
- Time to completion of block [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]A clock will be used to assess this outcome. Complete sensory block in all dermatomes will be tested with ice.
- Readiness for surgery [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]A clock will be used to assess this outcome. Complete sensory and motor block at the time of incision will be considered readiness of surgery.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02677506
|St. Joseph's Hospital|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4V2|
|Principal Investigator:||Shalini Dhir, FRCPC||Western University|