|Sonography-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Hand Surgery.|
Hand clinics. 2022; 38(1): 59-64
Short procedures constitute a large proportion of hand surgeries. Most of them are done as 1-day surgery. Regional anesthesia is considered the best option for these operations. Compared with general anesthesia, regional anesthesia improves early outcome after wrist and hand surgery. Distal nerve blocks have the benefits of lying away from critical structures and the preservation of proximal muscle function of the upper limb. Thus, this type of nerve block is ideal for short procedures where patients can tolerate a tourniquet. CI - Copyright (c) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.