Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Ultrasound guided supraclavicular block


Comparative study between 20ml of 0.5% ropivacaine and 20ml of 0.5% levobupivacaine in ultrasound guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block for upper limb surgeries

Dr. Karthik M, Dr. Gowthaman R, Dr. Santhosh Tamilarasan, Dr. Subbulakshmi Sundaram

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 3521-3531

his study is aimed to compare the effects between 20ml of 0.5% Ropivacaine and 20ml of 0.5% Levobupivacaine in ultrasound guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block for Upper limb surgeries. Methodology: It was a prospective double blinded randomized controlled study in sixty adult patients undergoing upper limb surgeries admitted in Rajah Muthiah Medical college and hospital from November 2020 to November 2022. Result: Significant earlier onset of sensory blockade (p=0.001) and motor blockade (p=0.001), prolonged duration of sensory and motor blockade (p=0.001) was observed in group of patients receiving 0.5% levobupivacaine compared to 0.5% ropivacaine. Intraoperatively throughout the study heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were comparable in both the groups and found no statistically significant difference (p>0.05). The heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure for both the groups were also compared postoperatively and observed no significant statistical difference (p>0.05). No adverse effects were observed in both the groups. Conclusion: 0.5% levobupivacaine used in ultrasound guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block for upper limb surgeries provides rapid onset of sensory and motor blockade and prolonged duration of analgesia compared to 0.5% ropivacaine.