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Warm or refrigerated local anaesthetic for open carpal tunnel release: a single blind randomized controlled study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20007415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this randomized controlled study was to determine whether administration of lignocaine with adrenaline is less painful when injected at room temperature compared to refrigerated temperature. A cohort of 50 patients undergoing unilateral carpal tunnel decompression was randomized to room temperature or refrigerated local anaesthetic. Pain scores were assessed using a 10 mm visual analogue scale. Mean pain scores were 4.0 (SD +/- 1.5) for room temperature and 6.5 (SD +/- 1.7) for refrigerated local anaesthetic (P < 0.001). This study demonstrates that patients experience greater pain levels with administration of local anaesthetic at refrigerated temperatures prior to open carpal tunnel release.
Authors:
P J Tomlinson; J Field
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-12-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1532-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  2010-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. petetomlinson1@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / surgery*
Cold Temperature
Female
Humans
Injections
Lidocaine / administration & dosage*
Male
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Prospective Studies
Refrigeration
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 137-58-6/Lidocaine
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010 Nov;35(9):771   [PMID:  20974884 ]

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