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2022 Nov

J Hand Surg Glob Online



Prospective Evaluation of Pain and Anxiety Levels Between Wide-Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet and General Anesthesia With Tourniquet in Excision of Wrist Ganglions.


Shou Wai A T, Abdullah S, Ahmad A A, Yong L C, Jabar F A, Ahmad A R
J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022 Nov; 4(6):414-420.
PMID: 36425368.


Excision of wrist ganglions is a common procedure in hand surgery. Our objective was to determine whether the type of anesthesia (general anesthesia [GA] vs wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet [WALANT] technique) would affect patient satisfaction regarding intraoperative pain control, postoperative pain management, and anxiety.