Regional IV Block of Involved Extremity
Regional IV Block of Involved Extremity is a medical procedure designed to alleviate pain and discomfort in a specific limb or extremity by delivering pain-relieving medications directly to the affected area through an intravenous (IV) catheter. This technique allows for precise and targeted pain relief while minimizing the systemic effects of medications.
Before undergoing Regional IV Block of Involved Extremity, our skilled medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and relevant diagnostic tests. This assessment helps us determine whether this procedure is suitable for your condition.
On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The IV catheter insertion site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and reduce the risk of infection.
A specialized IV catheter will be inserted into a vein near the affected limb or extremity. The catheter is carefully placed to allow for the delivery of pain-relieving medications directly to the target area.
Pain-relieving medications, such as local anesthetics and/or anti-inflammatory drugs, are infused through the IV catheter and delivered directly to the involved extremity. This targeted approach provides localized pain relief.
This procedure delivers medications directly to the affected limb or extremity, providing targeted pain relief where it is needed most.
By delivering medications locally, the systemic effects on the rest of the body are minimized, resulting in fewer potential side effects.
Many patients experience immediate pain relief shortly after the medication infusion.
Reduced pain allows for improved movement and functionality in the affected limb or extremity.
After the procedure, you may experience mild soreness at the IV catheter insertion site. This is normal and should resolve within a few days. You should monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines and recommendations for activities. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and the effectiveness of the Regional IV Block.