A randomized clinical trial of buffered tumescent local anaesthesia during endothermal ablation for superficial venous incompetence. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2018; 56: 699-708.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Nandhra S, Wallace T, El-Sheikha J, Leun C, Carradice D, Chetter I et al.


Ninety-seven patients were included. Use of local anaesthetic solution buffered to physiological pH reduced mean periprocedural pain scores from 4.4 to 2.86, P=0.001. Pain scores thereafter were equivalent in the two groups for the first week.

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