In this 163rd episode I welcome Dr. Barbara Versyck to the show to discuss thoracic wall blocks. We discuss the types of blocks, what they are used for, and what the evidence is for their efficacy.
Serratus Anterior block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2w46jjMgfMErector
Spinae plane block: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVowRjEFUfk
Chin, Ki Jinn. “Thoracic wall blocks: from paravertebral to retrolaminar to serratus to erector spinae and back again–a review of the evidence.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology (2019).
Versyck, B., G‐J. van Geffen, and K‐J. Chin. “Analgesic efficacy of the Pecs II block: a systematic review and meta‐analysis.” Anaesthesia 74.5 (2019): 663-673.