Intravenous regional anaesthesia

Matthew R. Checketts

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    Intravenous regional anaesthesia was first described in 1908 by the versatile German surgeon August Bier. The technique is still widely known as the 'Bier's block' and, if carried out by appropriately trained practitioners, is a useful regional anaesthetic technique for short surgical procedures on the forearm, lower leg or foot.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-193
    Number of pages2
    JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
    Issue number4
    Early online date23 Feb 2016
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


    • August Bier
    • distal limb surgery
    • history
    • intravenous regional anaesthesia
    • lidocaine
    • local anaesthesia
    • prilocaine
    • regional anaesthesia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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