A 41-year-old member asked:
How is local anesthesia administered?
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience in General Surgery
Injection: Local anesthetic is typically injected by needle into the tissue immediately below the skin in the area that one wants to numb. This can usually be performed with minimal pain for procedures that are performed at the level of the skin or just below. Muscle cannot be numbed by local anesthetic, limiting it's application for most operations.
Answered on Dec 30, 2011
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