Sorensen et al (2013) randomized 38 patients to have endoscopic carpal tunnel release under either local anesthesia with ropivicaine or intravenous regional anesthesia with mepivicaine. The group treated with local anesthesia had less pain at the end of the procedure as well as two hours after surgery was completed although pain during the procedure was equal in the two groups.
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