Upper Extremity Blocks: Wrist Blocks: Ulnar, Radial, Median Nerve Blocks

Kaylyn Sachse, Brian Allen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The objective of this chapter is to review the anatomy and function of the distal forearm, specifically targeting the terminal branches of the brachial plexus for nerve blockade. We describe regional anesthesia approaches for the ulnar, radial, and median nerves at both the antecubital fossa and mid-forearm regions. Indications for and potential complications of distal upper extremity blocks will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesiology In-Training Exam Review
Subtitle of host publicationRegional Anesthesia and Chronic Pain
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030872663
ISBN (Print)9783030872656
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Arm blocks
  • Distal upper extremity blocks
  • Median nerve
  • Radial nerve
  • Ulnar nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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