What are the commonly used local anesthetics for an open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Jan 17, 2018
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Commonly used local anesthetics include the following [49] :

  • 0.5-1% lidocaine with epinephrine
  • 0.25% bupivacaine
  • A combination of these two agents in a 50:50 mixture

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