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Figure 2-2a Stimulation catheter placement for infraclavicular block. A, Equipment used with the StimuCath technique. A1. Insulated needle for initial insertion. A2, Electrically isolated catheter that allows stimulation via the catheter tip. A3, “Alligator extension” that allows stimulation via needle and catheter, with catheter stimulation possible with initial catheter insertion and after the Touhy-like end-adapter is placed via the needle and the potential manipulation via the needle if refined catheter positioning is desired.

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