Randomized trial of buffered versus plain lidocaine for local anaesthesia in open carpal tunnel decompression.

Abstract

We performed a randomized double-blind case-control study in 64 consecutive patients undergoing open carpal tunnel decompression under local anaesthetic to assess the pain experienced on injection of plain lidocaine (pH 6.4) compared with lidocaine buffered with sodium bicarbonate (pH 7.4). The results showed no statistical difference in the pain scores… (More)

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@article{Watts2004RandomizedTO, title={Randomized trial of buffered versus plain lidocaine for local anaesthesia in open carpal tunnel decompression.}, author={Adam C. Watts and Paul Gaston and Greg Hooper}, journal={Journal of hand surgery}, year={2004}, volume={29 1}, pages={30-1} }