Clinical question: Is the Bier Block safe and effective analgesia in the ED?

A 12-year-old healthy male fell while learning how to use his hoverboard. An X-ray done in the ER shows a displaced distal radius fracture, amenable to reduction and non-surgical management. While discussing the reduction technique, his parents request analgesia with as little sedation as possible because they don’t want him “put to sleep.” You recall reading about a type of regional anaesthesia for the upper extremities but do not know the effectiveness and …

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