Local is “lekker”

Keywords: local anaesthetic agents, pharmacology, clinical applications


Local anaesthetics agents (LAA) are used ubiquitously in the medical field and in a wide variety of ways: tissue infiltration, perineural, intra-articular and intravenous. The purpose of this review is to explore the pharmacology of LAAs and to examine the clinical applications for LAAs.

Author Biography

C Quan, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesia, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

FCA 1 Anaesthetic Refresher Course 2020