• Brachial plexus block versus wide-awake local anaesthesia for open reduction internal fixation surgery in distal radius fracture: a preliminary retrospective report

    11 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Volar plating is the gold standard for open reduction internal fixation of distal radius fractures leading to good stability and allowing early mobilization of the wrist. Standard anesthesia techniques have been described for ORIF of the wrist, and these include axillary regional block, forearm block and intravenous regional anesthesia. These techniques require different approaches to the patient, either concerning tourniquet use and sedation during surgery. More recently, the WALANT technique (Wide-Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) in which local anesthesia without tourniquet and...
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