Wide-awake trapeziectomy: video detailing local anesthetic injection and surgery
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The use of local anesthesia with epinephrine and no tourniquet/no sedation is becoming an excellent alternative for hand surgeries. This wide-awake approach is the most commonly used method of anesthesia for carpal tunnel release in Canada. The purpose of this paper is to provide a video detailing this technique for trapeziectomy for trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis.
KeywordsBasal joint arthritis Local anesthesia Trapeziectomy Trapeziometacarpal joint Wide-awake surgery
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