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Contact information

St-Elisabeth site - Uccle
02-614 20 00
St-Michel site - Etterbeek
02-614 30 00
Bella Vita Medical Center
02-614 42 00

Intravenous local anaesthesia

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This anaesthesia technique involves the installation of a pneumatic tourniquet after the installation of an intravenous catheter on the hand or foot. The progressive tightening of a rubber band empties the limb of its blood up to the level of the tourniquet, which is then inflated. The band is then removed and the anaesthetic is injected through the catheter.

It is performed on adults for short procedures, primarily operations of the forearm and the hand. Some skin or trophic lesions can prevent the installation of the elastic band.