Erector Spinae Plane Block

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Indications: Analgesia for rib fractures, back and chest wall surgeries.

Goal: Injection of local anesthetic in the plane deep to the erector spinae muscles and superficial to the transverse processes, to achieve a craniocaudal distribution along several vertebral levels.

Transducer: Linear or curved

Needle: 22 gauge, 5-10 cm short bevel

Local anesthetic volume: 20-30 mL