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Wide Awake Tendon Transfers in Leprosy Patients in India.

Abstract

Dr Akbar Khan began using the wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) technique for leprosy tendon transfers in the summer of 2015 at the Damien Foundation Hospital in Nellore, India. This article summarizes his first 18 months of experience and describes 5 of his operations. He found that WALANT provides effective anesthesia with good visibility for leprosy tendon transfers. WALANT permits economically disadvantaged leprosy patients to afford the surgery. All of the leprosy patients who have undergone WALANT tendon transfers in this series would like the same technique for their next tendon transfers.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Mohammed AK
Lalonde DH
Year of Publication
2019
Journal
Hand clinics
Volume
35
Issue
1
Number of Pages
67-84
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1558-1969
DOI
10.1016/j.hcl.2018.09.001
Alternate Journal
Hand Clin
Publication Language
eng