The effect of buffered lidocaine in local anesthesia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.

@article{Lee2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of buffered lidocaine in local anesthesia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.},
  author={Hyuk Jin Lee and Young Jae Cho and Hyun Sik Gong and S. H. Rhee and Hyun Young Park and Goo Hyun Baek},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={971-5}
}
PURPOSE Open carpal tunnel decompression under local anesthesia is routinely done by many surgeons. However, patients complain of pain during the injection of local anesthesia. This prospective, double-blind, randomized study was to compare the pain visual analog scale (VAS) scores of local anesthesia using lidocaine with and without sodium bicarbonate in… CONTINUE READING