Spinal blockade

 

Neuraxial anesthetic blockade which is done through the subarachnoid space of the spinal column below L2  and above L5. It is also called lumbar puncture.

Procedure

In this procedure (clinical) the needle is passed from the back into the skin between L2 and 3, or 3 and 4 or sometimes below 5. But L2 and 3, or 3 is widely used. The needle passes through the following layers

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Skin

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Fascia

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Interspinous and sacrospinous ligaments

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Intervertebral disc

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Dura mater

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Arachnoid mater

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Subarachnoid space

 

Lumbar puncture

Other anesthetic methods

Epidural anesthesia
General anesthesia
Dissociative anesthesia
Inhalational anesthesia
Local anesthesia
Regional anesthesia
Spinal blockade
TIVA
Intravenous regional anesthetic block (upper limb)

Intravenous anesthesia

 

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