The Shining Star of the Last Decade in Regional Anesthesia Part-I: Interfascial Plane Blocks for Breast, Thoracic, and Orthopedic Surgery

AHISKALIOĞLU A., YAYIK A. M., ÇELİK E. C., AYDIN M. E., ÇİFTÇİ B., Ahiskalioglu E. O., ...More

Eurasian Journal of Medicine, vol.54, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2022.22321
  • Journal Name: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Keywords: Interfascial plane block, acute pain, multimodal analgesia, postoperative analgesia
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Regional anesthesia has benefits beyond just treating acute postoperative pain. Interfascial plane blocks, which have been very popular with ultrasound in recent years, function primarily by administering a high volume of a local anesthetic to the fascial plane. Contrary to traditional peripheral nerve blocks, the targeted nerve or structure in interfacial plane blocks is not fully defined, and the indications have not been fully revealed yet. Anatomical, cadaveric, and radiological studies show how effective the interfascial plane blocks play a role. This review focuses on the benefits, techniques, indications, and complications of interfascial plane blocks in the context of breast, thoracic, and orthopedic surgery.