Optimization of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using WALANT Method

Kathryn R. Segal, Alexandria Debasitis, Steven M. Koehler

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Abstract

As surgical management of carpal tunnel release (CTR) becomes ever more common, extensive research has emerged to optimize the contextualization of this procedure. In particular, CTR under the wide-awake, local-anesthesia, no-tourniquet (WALANT) technique has emerged as a costeffective, safe, and straightforward option for the millions who undergo this procedure worldwide. CTR under WALANT is associated with considerable cost savings and workflow efficiencies; it can be safely and effectively executed in an outpatient clinic under field sterility with less use of resources and production of waste, and it has consistently demonstrated standard or better post-operative pain control and satisfaction among patients. In this review of the literature, we describe the current findings on CTR using the WALANT technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3854
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume11
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

Keywords

  • carpal tunnel release
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • local anesthesia
  • WALANT
  • wide-awake anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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