WALANT Special Issue
Impact of WALANT Hand Surgery in a Secondary Care Hospital in Spain. Benefits to the Patient and the Health SystemThe aim of this study is to compare patient benefits and economic costs of hand surgeries using the wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) technique versus a conventional major outpatient suite and review outcomes and complications in a series of cases of patients operated on using the WALANT technique.
Procedural Technique for Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet Injection for Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel ReleaseCarpal tunnel syndrome is the most common upper extremity peripheral neuropathy syndrome. Treatment ranges from nonsurgical methods, including night-orthosis fabrication and corticosteroid injections to surgical management via a carpal tunnel release (CTR). Carpal tunnel release alleviates nerve compression by releasing the transverse carpal ligament, and performed as either an open CTR (OCTR) or endoscopic CTR (ECTR) procedure. However, there is no consensus on the superiority of the 2 approaches.