For patients requiring hand surgery, the Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT) Technique offers many advantages. Operating under local anesthesia means that the patient will not need extra laboratory or x-ray tests, will not need to see their primary doctor, will be able to eat and drink before surgery, and likely will not need an IV catheter. This makes Wide Awake Hand Surgery far more cost-effective and convenient for the patient.
The Wide Awake Hand Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital is the first of its kind to open in the Mountain West region. We offer expertise in treating the following problems with the wide awake technique:
We aim to provide high quality, patient centered care to restore form and function of the hands.