By Michael Prats, MD on 06/19/17 02:00 AM
You are treating someone with a shoulder dislocation. You have a few options that can be used to help put it back where it belongs: A) Procedural sedation - the old standby. B) Intraarticular injection - some people love it, some hate it C) Relaxational maneuvers - sometimes feasible, and, last but not least D) Regional anesthesia - the new kid on the (nerve) block. This study compares procedural sedation to regional anesthesia with an ultrasound guided interscalene nerve block for the outcomes of pain and length of stay (and a few other things too).