Gower’s sign

Synonyms: Gower’s maneuver, Myopathic walking, Butt-first maneuver Identifying Gower’s sign To check for Gower’s sign, place the patient in the supine position and ask him to rise. A positive Gower’s sign – an inability to lift the trunk without using the hands and arms to… Read More

Brachial Plexus Block Made Easy

Brachial plexus is sub-divided from proximal to distal into: Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Branches. This can be easily remembered with a mnemonic: Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beer. Approaches for Brachial Plexus Block Basically, there are 4 approaches to the brachial plexus block at different levels… Read More

Brachial Plexus Simplified

Remember the mnemonic: Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beer. From proximal to distal, brachial plexus consists of: Roots (C5-T1) Trunks (Upper, Middle and Lower) Divisions (Anterior and Posterior from each of 3 trunks) Cords (Lateral, Posterior and Medial) Branches Divisions are formed behind the clavicle. Hence… Read More