Journal article

Digital nerve blocks: More gain with less pain

Catherine E Scarff, Christopher W Scarff

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Digital nerve blocks are commonly used and effective techniques for achieving anaesthesia of the digit for the purposes of enabling a variety of surgical procedures to be performed. Several techniques have been described including the traditional method, the metacarpal block and the transthecal approach. We favour the traditional technique, and describe a variation of the technique.

University of Melbourne Researchers