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Pain does occur when anesthetic volume distends the soft tissues. The number of needle sticks and the volume of anesthetic should be minimized as much as possible. Lidocaine is the most commonly used agent for local anesthesia. It has an onset time of 2-5 minutes and a duration of 1-2 hours. Lidocaine has an excellent clinical profile, with low allergenicity rates and minimal toxicity in appropriate volumes.
Roberts, JA et al. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine 2010.490-492
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