Which equipment is necessary to perform digital nerve blocks?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Dmitry Volfson, DO; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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The equipment necessary includes the following:

  • Sterile gloves, drapes, and gauze pads

  • Povidone-iodine (Betadine) solution

  • Syringe, 5-10 mL, with an 18-gauge needle for drawing up the anesthetic and a 25- to 30-gauge needle for injection

  • Local anesthetic of choice

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