What is the role of anesthesia in subungual hematoma drainage?

Updated: Apr 30, 2018
  • Author: Oliver Mayorga, MD, MS, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Subungual hematoma drainage does not usually require routine anesthesia. A digital block may be considered for pain control but is typically not necessary for the procedure itself. For more information, see Local Anesthesia and Regional Nerve Block Anesthesia.


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