Local anesthesia

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Regional anaesthesia

Definition
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Reversible, localized elimination of pain sensation through surface, infiltration (or field block) anesthesia. The term is sometimes used synonymously with "regional anaesthesia".

General definition
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Anaisthesia = insensibility or numbness (derived from the Greek vocabulary).

Undesirable effects
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According to the local anesthetics.

Contraindication
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"Hypersensitivity" (see also local anaesthetics) to the preparation, blood coagulation disorders, non-cooperative patients or children whose cooperation cannot be expected. Caution! Question about intolerance of local anaesthetics before each local anaesthetic is necessary!

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020