Wide-Awake Hand Surgery in Two Centers in China: Experience in Nantong and Tianjin with 12,000 patients.
This article summarizes the application of local anesthesia no tourniquet in 2 hand surgery centers in China, Nantong and Tianjin, where more than 12,000 patients were operated on with the new approach. This approach achieves excellent anesthetic and vasoconstrictive effects. In Nantong, surgeons performed fracture fixation, soft tissue tumor excision, and flap transfer in the hand with this approach. In Tianjin, surgeons applied it to cases of hand trauma emergency surgery. The authors' experience shows that this approach to hand surgery is safe, economical, and patient friendly, with no increase in infection rate.