Single-injection brachial plexus block with liposomal bupivacaine may provide analgesia for 48 hours following shoulder surgery and reduce opioid use.
There were 2 studies examining the efficacy of the Evoke system in patients with chronic pain which indicated significant pain relief.
A new needle tip-tracking technology was found to reduce procedure time and the number of hand movements for clinicians performing ultrasound-guided out-of-plane peripheral nerve block procedures.
The majority of interventional spine physicians reported using magnetic resonance imaging ahead of lumbar epidural steroid injections to correlate with the physical examination.
The Spine Intervention Society released best practice recommendations for the performance of epidural steroid injections in the setting of a preservative-free dexamethasone shortage.
Patients who decreased opioid use while undergoing basivertebral nerve ablation were found to experience greater relief of chronic low back pain than those who increased opioid use.
Achieving greater occipital nerve block in patients with chronic migraines was found to be comparably effective using a proximal or a distal ultrasound-guided technique.
Ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block may offer adequate analgesia for the nonoperative management of distal radius fractures in the emergency department.
The use of novel waveforms, frequencies, and stimulation modes in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapies may be more effective at relieving chronic low back pain and/or leg pain compared with traditional tonic low-frequency SCS.
Ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block may be effective in reducing acute cervical herpes zoster-related burden of illness and the risk for postherpetic neuralgia.