Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Low-dose Intravenous Regional Anesthesia for Upper Extremity Surgery
  1. Jordan Katz, MD and
  2. Theodore J. Sanford Jr., MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, and the Anesthesiology Service, Veterans Administration Center, San Diego California


Prior reports on low-dose intravenous (IV) regional anesthesia have concluded that the technique is extremely efficacious. Our results have been less satisfactory. This paper details our experience with low-dose IV regional anesthesia for upper extremity surgery and what we feel are the shortcomings of the technique.

  • Anesthesia
  • intravenous regional
  • low-dose
  • Surgery
  • upper extremity
  • Complications
  • low-dose intravenous regional

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Address reprint requests to Dr. Katz: Anesthesiology Service (125), VA Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161.