The "mini-Bier's block": a new technique for prevention of tourniquet pain during axillary brachial plexus anaesthesia.

Tourniquet cuff pain is a significant cause of morbidity following regional anaesthesia of the upper limb. We describe a simple new technique for effectively anaesthetizing the area under a pneumatic tourniquet (the "mini-Bier's block"), which permits comfortable surgery under axillary block anaesthesia even if the local block is incomplete. We report a… (More)