Dr Pr. D’Agostino, MD, PhD

Hand Clinic Brussels - Lasne

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Local anaesthesia (LA) (TAB)

Administered by the surgeon and used only for short operations. The anaesthetic is injected close to the area of the operation. The tourniquet applied to the arm must be kept in place throughout the operation (around ten minutes).

This method has several advantages (simpler procedure, no side effects, conscious patients are able to indicate any abnormal sensations).