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Ulnar Nerve Block

Rapid Summary
5 Minute Video

Where you put the probe and needle:

ulnar nerve block

• Identify ulnar artery near wrist, ulnar nerve lies on ulnar aspect of artery!
• Helps to have shoulder abducted and external rotated as shown
• Slide proximal to find easiest access to nerve for in-plane injection

ulnar

• Injecting anesthetic alongside ulnar nerve

Where you put the probe and needle:

ulnar nerve block
  • Identify ulnar artery near wrist, ulnar nerve lies on ulnar aspect of artery!
  • Helps to have shoulder abducted and external rotated as shown
  • Slide proximal to find easiest access to nerve for in-plane injection
ulnar
  • Injecting anesthetic alongside ulnar nerve