Pain Control for Sternal Fracture Using an Ultrasound-Guided Hematoma Block

Sharon R. Wilson, Daniel D. Price, Erik Penner

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In this case report, an ultrasound-guided hematoma block was performed in the Emergency Department (ED) for immediate and effective pain control in a patient suffering from a sternal fracture. This technique of anesthesia may allow safer and more effective analgesia and a more rapid discharge from the hospital or ED in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2010



  • hematoma block
  • sternal fracture
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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