When is anesthesia with a digital nerve block indicated in the evaluation of phalangeal fractures?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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If a patient with a suspected phalangeal fracture is having significant discomfort that cannot allow adequate testing, anesthesia with a digital nerve block should be performed.

Remember to perform a sensory nerve examination before administering the nerve block.

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