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Subcutaneous infiltration of local anesthetics

Deborah C Hsu, MD, MEd
Section Editors
Anne M Stack, MD
Stanley J Miller, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


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:

(See "Topical anesthetics in children".)

(See "Clinical use of local anesthetics in anesthesia".)

(See "Overview of peripheral nerve blocks" and "Anesthesia and anesthetic choices", section on 'Peripheral nerve block' and "Digital nerve block".)

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