Can WALANT be used for complex procedures? Robyn Midgley talks to Dr Alistair Philips, Co-Founder of

'There is no actual limit to extremity surgery that can be performed with WALANT but the benefits are very different for different surgeons and the different healthcare systems in which we work. For some it’s cost, for others it’s efficiency and for others it’s for patient education and engagement. For all it’s about checking intra-operative motion and making sure the operation has been successful BEFORE we all leave theatre. Having had my own successful WALANT surgery on my hand it was the knowledge that after so much pain (mental and emotional) and uncertainty that I was now fixed and could work again. We have ignored the psychological aspects of surgery for too long and the qualitative be

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