Distal Radius Fracture Hematoma Block with Combined Lidocaine and Bupivacaine can induce Seizures while within Therapeutic Window: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Dezfuli2012DistalRF,
  title={Distal Radius Fracture Hematoma Block with Combined Lidocaine and Bupivacaine can induce Seizures while within Therapeutic Window: A Case Report},
  author={Bobby Dezfuli and Christopher J. Edwards and Gregory L Desilva},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic case reports},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Hematoma blocks are effective pain management modalities for closed reduction of distal radius fractures. Complications of hematoma blocks are associated with systemic reaction to anesthetic used. CASE REPORT We present a case report of an elderly patient who received a hematoma block of lidocaine and bupivacaine for a distal radius fracture and subsequently developed a generalized tonic clonic seizure. The dose of both lidocaine and bupivacaine were well within the suggested… CONTINUE READING

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