Tests and treatments
Nerve block for hand/arm surgery
What is it?What is it?
The nerves will be numbed in the forearm (e.g. for carpal tunnel or trigger finger) or in the armpit (for more extensive procedures). Depending on the anticipated post-operative pain, short or long-acting anaesthesia will be chosen so that the patient feels as comfortable as possible after the procedure. Since these procedures are usually performed rather quickly, general anaesthesia is not necessary. The patient does not have to wait as long afterwards to eat and drink. An additional benefit is that the patient may also be discharged from the hospital sooner.
Centres and specialist areasCentres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 14/12/2022
Supervising author: Dr Vanoverschelde Henk