Tests and treatments
Nerve block of the shoulder and the arm
What is it?
This nerve block, or regional anaesthesia, is often used for shoulder surgery.
The nerve bundles responsible for sensation in a certain part of the body are temporarily deactivated after being injected with an anaesthetic. Since no more pain signals are sent to the brain, you will not experience any pain. The mobility of that body part is also usually reduced. The term ‘nerve block’ is commonly used for this procedure.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Vanoverschelde Henk