The musculocutaneous nerve terminal branch block is a type of peripheral nerve block that is especially useful in relieving anterior arm pain.
What is musculocutaneous nerve terminal branch block?
Musculocutaneous nerve terminal branch block is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at relieving pain in the anterior arm. This treatment involves the injection of a local anesthetic and, in some cases, a corticosteroid, in the region where the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve are located. This nerve is responsible for providing sensation and movement in the front part of the arm. By blocking these nerve branches, pain transmission is interrupted, providing relief to patients.
In which cases is the blockade of the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve applied?
The blockade of the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve can be useful in different situations, such as:
- Chronic anterior arm pain due to degenerative diseases, such as biceps tendinitis.
- Postoperative pain after surgeries in the arm region, such as tendon repairs or fractures.
- Pain from injuries to the front part of the arm, such as muscle sprains or tears.
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy in patients with functional limitation due to arm pain.
How is the blockade of the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve performed?
The procedure is performed in our clinic on an outpatient basis and under strict aseptic measures. The specialist uses ultrasound guidance techniques to precisely locate the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve. A combination of local anesthetic and, in some cases, corticosteroid is then injected into the region of the nerve branches. The procedure is quick and usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Advantages of the blockade of the terminal branches of the musculocutaneous nerve
- Fast and effective relief of anterior arm pain.
- Minimally invasive and safe procedure.
- Facilitates rehabilitation and improves arm mobility.
- Fewer side effects compared to pharmacological treatments.
- It can be performed on an outpatient basis, without the need for hospitalization.
The blockade of the terminal branches of the cutaneous muscle nerve at Clínica San Román is a novel and effective treatment option for those patients suffering from pain in the anterior part of the arm. If you suffer from chronic pain in this area or have functional limitations due to pain, do not hesitate to contact our team of specialists to learn more about this treatment and evaluate if it is right for you.