Local anesthesia

 

Anesthetic method delivered by direct injection designed to block a specific nerve or branches of branches around  the vicinity of injection. These nerve are mainly superficial nerves supplying the region to be anesthesized (e.g. digital nerves supplying digits) or regional nerves (e.g. common peroneal nerve for the leg

Nerves for blocking

Other anesthetic methods

Epidural anesthesia
General anesthesia
Dissociative anesthesia
Inhalational anesthesia
Local anesthesia
Regional anesthesia
Spinal blockade
TIVA
Intravenous regional anesthetic block (upper limb)

Intravenous anesthesia

 

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