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ring block

Anesthesiology A form of anesthesia used in hair transplantation, in which local anesthetics are infiltrated around the inferior and lateral borders of the hair donor site
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* Use of a deep dorsal penile block with circumferential ring block allows for decreased narcotic use in postoperative pain relief.
Their study involved infants either having a combination of topical local anaesthetic cream, ring block, dorsal block and 24% sucrose, no analgesia and sucrose alone.
The ring block and the transthecal block are two of the most common digital blocks.
A review in August 2003 of documentation by physicians in the charts of 400 infants who underwent circumcision found that only 8 received analgesia--7 got penile nerve blocks and 1 got a subcutaneous ring block.
The four main types of anesthesia/analgesia that are used with newborn circumcision include: concentrated oral sucrose, topical anesthetic (EMLA[R] - 2% lidocaine/2% prilocaine, or ELA-Max - 4% lidocaine), ring block, and dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB).