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
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.