[VIDEO] Avoid Systemic Opioids and Improve Postoperative Pain Control with a PEC 1 Block for Shoulder Surgeries

A relatively simple and risk-free procedure, the Pectoral Nerve (PECs) block is widely used to control post-operative pain, particularly following breast surgeries. A 2020 study published by the Department of anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Health Science Center analyzed 19 randomized control trials and concluded: “When compared to general anesthesia with systemic opioids, PECs block…

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[VIDEO] Using Ultrasound to Guide Intra-Articular Injections of the Knee is Gaining Popularity. Here’s why.

Dr. Gregory Hickman, the medical director and anesthesia director at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Florida recently shared his master tips for performing ultrasound-guided injections during a webinar hosted by Clarius, The Mobile RA: Using Handheld Ultrasound to Guide PEC and Supraclavicular Blocks Plus Intra-Articular Injections. Watch the recording of the full webinar…

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Practical Tips for Learning Podiatry Ultrasound Skills

By James Ferrie, B.Pod, M.A. Pod.A A sought-after Podiatrist based in Melbourne, Australia, James Ferrie first started using ultrasound in his practice to guide regenerative injection therapy. Now he says it has become an invaluable tool for diagnostic purposes as well. Read his article to learn more. “As a Podiatrist, I’m very interested in the…

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[VIDEO] A Beginner’s Video Guide to Handheld Ultrasound for Podiatrists

As ultrasound scanning is a new skill for many of our podiatry users, we’ve developed a series of educational videos and narrated examples of common pathology with Dr. Oron Frenkel an emergency physician who leads the Clarius Medical Advisory Board. Scroll down to watch some examples below and visit Clarius Classroom to see the complete…

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[VIDEO] Is the Supraclavicular Plexus Block the Right Choice to Prevent Postoperative Pain?

While the interscalene brachial plexus block is currently the more common and popular regional anesthesia technique for pain mitigation after shoulder surgery, the supraclavicular block is an effective, and possibly safer alternative. According to a 2019 study published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, there is evidence that the supraclavicular block is less likely to…

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