Axillary Brachial Plexus Block
An axillary block is the most commonly performed variety of brachial plexus block. The landmarks are easy to identify and it is associated with fewer complications than other approaches to the brachial plexus. The technique may be used to provide anaesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures on the hand and forearm. Although in some patients the block may extend above the elbow it does not do this reliably.