Intravenous regional anesthesia is a safe and effective technique for providing anesthesia for closed reduction of the forearm in school-age children. The use of a pneumatic splint to provide exsanguination for intravenous regional anesthesia is described. The technique was used in nine children ages 6-14 years undergoing closed reduction of the forearm. In each instance the procedure provided painless exsanguination and adequate anesthesia for the operation. There were no complications related to the procedure.
- Intravenous regional anesthesia
- Pediatric anesthesia
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