Jennifer I. Etcheson's research while affiliated with State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and other places

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The wide-awake local anesthesia with no tourniquet (WALANT) technique has become popularized for various hand/upper extremity procedures. Before surgery, patients receive local anesthetic, consisting of lidocaine with epinephrine, and remain awake for the entire procedure. The purpose of this review was to investigate the advantages, diverse applic...


... It has been studied that the use of WALANT procedures has allowed for an increase in positive surgical outcomes as well as an increase in patient satisfaction. 7,8 Generally, WALANT is performed with significant use of epinephrine. This has been shown to be safe; however, in situations such as this one, surgical preference for vascular monitoring may be preferred. ...