Hand Surg Rehabil 2022 Apr 16;41(2):220-225. Epub 2021 Dec 16.
Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Hôpital Avicenne - Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, 125 Rue de Stalingrad, 93000 Bobigny, France; MOVEO Institute, University Paris Seine-Saint-Denis, 11 Rue de Cambrai, Immeuble 028, 75019 Paris, France.
Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT) is an anesthetic method which uses a local injection of anesthetic and epinephrine, avoiding use of a tourniquet. During the COVID-19 pandemic, human and logistic resources had to be reorganized, and WALANT ensured resilience in our department to maintain access to surgical care. The objective of the present study was to compare hand function recovery 3 months after surgery for unstable metacarpal or phalangeal fracture under regional anesthesia versus WALANT. Read More