axillary anesthesia

ax·il·lar·y an·es·the·si·a

loss of sensation in the distal two thirds of the upper extremity following injection of a local anesthetic solution about the nerve trunks in the axilla.
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The following inclusion criteria were considered: (a) presence of forearm fracture, (b) performance of open reduction surgery at Rajaei Hospital, (c) absence of underlying diseases such as coagulopathy, peripheral vascular diseases, and neuropathy, (d) patient's full agreement on performing axillary anesthesia, (e) lack of any history of allergy to local anesthetics, (f) lack of treatment with palliative drugs and those affecting the CNS, (g) being a nonaddict, and (h) suitability of patients to be placed (classified) in ASA I and II classes.