Letters to the Editor

Author’s Reply to “A Few Suggestions for Preventing Failure of Ultrasound-Guided Blocks for Below the Shoulder Surgery”

Anatoli Stav


To the Editor, Dr Nair’s letter to the editor regarding the failed nerve blocks mentioned in our paper, “Comparison of the supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary approaches for ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block for surgical anesthesia”,1 raised several points that I believe are worth looking at in more detail. We are grateful for Dr Nair’s comments which have contributed to the furthering of scholarly discourse. In general, Dr Nair’s letter relates to the blocks that our research classified as failed. He then discusses various approaches and suggests the reason for the failures of the axillary approach blocks.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2017;8(1):e0012