Bedside Procedures in Hand Surgery

Brad T. Hyatt, James M. Saucedo

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Many conditions presenting to the hand surgeon are amenable to a bedside procedure rather than a formal operating room setting. With proper patient, room, and surgeon preparation, bedside procedures can provide an efficient and effective treatment for infection, trauma, and foreign bodies. Key differences from the operating room environment include patient expectations, analgesia, room setup, instrumentation, and surgical technique. This article provides a detailed primer for performing bedside procedures in the emergency department, outpatient clinic, and inpatient hospital room.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144.e1-1144.e6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Bedside procedures
  • local anesthetic
  • minor procedures
  • office surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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