Local Anesthesia for Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
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Local Anesthesia for Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

This Local Anesthesia For Open Inguinal Hernia Repair course will teach you:

  • Subdermal infiltration
  • Intradermal infiltration
  • Deep subcutaneous infiltration
  • Subfascial infiltration
  • Pubic tubercle injection
  • Hernia sac injection

With the following tips you might perform this Local Anesthesia For Open Inguinal Hernia Repair procedure even better:

  • Local anesthesia composition
  • Adding epinephrine to anesthesia

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Step by step

Subdermal infiltration

Skin

Anesthetize

Anesthetize the skin with a subdermal infiltration of 5 cc of anesthetic mixture along the line of the planned incision, parallel to the surface of the skin.

Local anesthesia composition

A 50:50 mixture of 1% lidocaine and 0.5% bupivacaine is recommended. For a unilateral hernia repair, 45 cc should (on average) be sufficient. Infiltrate with a moving needle, this minimizes the risk of prolonged intravenous infiltration.

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