Epinephrine in digital block: color Doppler flow imaging.

  title={Epinephrine in digital block: color Doppler flow imaging.},
  author={Hilmi Cevdet Altinyazar and H{\"u}seyin Ozdemir and Rafet Koca and M{\"u}bin Hoşnuter and Cengiz Bekir Demirel and Sadi G{\"u}ndoğdu},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={30 4 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Epinephrine is currently added to local anesthetics for its advantageous vasoconstrictive effects. Traditionally, however, its use is not advised for digital block anesthesia due to the risk of digital gangrene. OBJECTIVE To observe vasoconstrictive effect of epinephrine in digital block anesthesia. METHODS Digital blocking with epinephrine containing lidocaine was performed in 24 subjects undergoing surgical procedure of their finger and toes. Digital artery blood flows were… CONTINUE READING