Ten Commandments for Minimal Pain during Aministration of Local Anesthetics

March 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Original Article | 212 | Copyright © March 2005

Isaac Zilinsky MD, Eran Bar-Meir MD, Ruth Zaslansky DSc, David Mendes MD, Eyal Winkler MD, Arie Orenstein MD

Abstract
Local anesthetic agents are administered before many ambulatory cutaneous operations. The injection of the local anesthetic agent is often the only painful aspect of the procedure. There are various factors that determine how painful the anesthetic administration may be. These include the preparation used, the size of the needle and syringe used, injection technique, depth of injection, attitude of the physician, and more. In this article, we present the different techniques we apply to achieve minimal pain during the injection of local anesthetics.