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Before and After: Ultrasound and Anesthesia for Reducing Surgical Pain

Taking advantage of today’s technology A few decades ago, the thought of using ultrasound for anesthesia seemed silly and unnecessary. Today, ultrasound has become one of the leading technological innovations for many regional anesthesia procedures. The benefits of using ultrasound … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Overcoming Continuous Nerve Block Obstacles

Helpful hints for better, more successful blocks Continuous nerve blocks have a number of advantages for both the surgeon and the patient, but what exactly are they? Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) are used in a number of surgeries that … Continue reading

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Join Havel’s Inc. at TOBI 2015

This year’s theme: “Protocols, Research and Practice” The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) is proud to welcome industry thought leaders from around the world for the 6th annual “PRP and Regenerative Medicine Symposium and Cadaver Lab” on June 13-14, 2015 at the … Continue reading

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How to Get Started with Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Advanced technology has made placing blocks safer, quicker and more efficient Over the years, advances in ultrasound technology has allowed regional anesthesia to become a viable alternative for pain control and pain management. Procedures like peripheral nerve blocks are now … Continue reading

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Peripheral Nerve Blocks: What Can They Do For You?

An overview of the regional anesthetic procedure Just what exactly is a peripheral nerve block? This regional anesthetic procedure is gaining new ground in modern healthcare for a variety of different reasons. In short, peripheral nerve blocks are a type … Continue reading

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3 Uses for Peripheral Nerve Blocks You Didn’t Even Know About

The common regional anesthetic procedure is finding more uses in non-surgical settings Peripheral nerve blocks have proven to be a welcome relief for patients and physicians alike, with the ability to lessen the need for opioids as well as provide … Continue reading

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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part Two: Corners, cubes and the Havel’s advantage Earlier, we looked at how ultrasound-guided needle injections are beginning to dominate the field of regional anesthesia. … Continue reading

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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part One: The early days of ultrasound in anesthesia In recent years, there has been a shift towards using ultrasound guidance in a … Continue reading

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Regional Anesthesia Risks: Going From Lower to Lowest

More steps can be taken to decrease risk even more Can the risk of neurologic injury due to regional anesthesia go from very low to extremely low? That was the question on the minds of many anesthesiologists at this year’s … Continue reading

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New PTSD Treatment Offers Relief With Neck Injections

Researchers say technique relieved symptoms in 70 percent of combat veterans A new report published in the October issue of Military Medicine found that an anesthesia technique called a stellate ganglion block, or SGB, could provide much needed relief for … Continue reading

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