Is it true that injecting palmar finger skin hurts more than dorsal skin? New level 1 evidence.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Since the first texts on local anesthesia were written in the early 1900s, it has been widely quoted and believed that dorsal finger skin is less sensitive to needlestick pain than volar finger skin. The result is that the most commonly used finger block for local anesthesia is the dorsal two injection technique. METHODS In this study, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11552-010-9288-2

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@article{Wheelock2011IsIT, title={Is it true that injecting palmar finger skin hurts more than dorsal skin? New level 1 evidence.}, author={Margaret E Wheelock and Martin R Leblanc and Bryan T Chung and Jason G Williams and Donald H. Lalonde}, journal={Hand}, year={2011}, volume={6 1}, pages={47-9} }