At the time of writing, the evidence base for this block is limited to case reports and anatomical study.
Unilateral analgesia for acute post-surgical, post-traumatic or chronic neuropathic pain originating from the chest wall e.g. thoracic surgery and rib fractures (the block can also be performed bilaterally).
Text and images have been reproduced from the 2nd edition of the RA-UK Handbook, which can be purchased on Amazon, or is received on joining RA-UK. This excellent resource also contains practical descriptions of all of the advanced blocks referenced in the editorial.