Ultrasound-Guided Costoclavicular Block in Patients With a BMI > 30


About this study

The Researchers are trying to determine if Costoclavicular brachial plexus block (CCBPB) can be successfully performed in patients with a body mass index greater than thirty.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Study Population:  All patients undergoing an elective hand or forearm surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 80 years old, with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I to IV 
  • Undergoing elective hand or forearm surgery under a BPB will be enrolled for this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's refusal 
  • American Society of Anesthesiologist physical status greater than IV 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Neuromuscular disease 
  • Prior surgery on the intraclavicular fossa 
  • Nerve injury or neurological disorders
  • Bleeding tendency or evidence of coagulopathy 
  • History of allergy to local anesthetic drugs 
  • Skin infection at the site of needle insertion 
  • Contraindication to regional anesthesia.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Christopher Robards, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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