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Minimally invasive anesthesia in wide awake hand surgery.

Review article
Lalonde D. Hand Clin. 2014.

Abstract

Tumescent minimally invasive local anesthesia is eliminating the need for sedation and proximal nerve blocks as well as all of their risks, costs, and inconveniences. It has facilitated advances in procedures such as hand fracture reduction, tendon repair, and tendon transfer by allowing the surgeon to see cooperative patient active movement during the surgery. It has improved the patient experience for simple hand operations such as carpal tunnel release.

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID

24286736 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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