Subcutaneous infiltration of local anesthetics
- Deborah C Hsu, MD, MEd
Deborah C Hsu, MD, MEd
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Section Editors
- Anne M Stack, MD
Anne M Stack, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Procedures
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Ron M Walls, MD, FRCPC, FAAEM
Ron M Walls, MD, FRCPC, FAAEM
- Editor-in-Chief — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Section Editor — Adult Resuscitation
- Neskey Family Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Stanley J Miller, MD
Stanley J Miller, MD
- Section Editor — Dermatologic Surgery
- Associate Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Part-Time
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The subcutaneous infiltration of local anesthetics for minor skin procedures (eg, wound repair, lumbar puncture, or insertion of vascular catheters) will be reviewed here.
Topical anesthetics in children, peripheral nerve blocks, and regional anesthesia are discussed separately:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
- CLASSIFICATION OF LOCAL ANESTHETICS
- CHOICE OF ANESTHETIC
- History of adverse reaction
- Methods to decrease injection pain
- - Direct infiltration
- - Field block
- FOLLOW-UP CARE
- Systemic toxicity
- - Treatment
- Catecholamine sensitivity
- Vasovagal syncope
- Allergic reaction
- INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS