Anesthesiologist Questions Nerve Damage

Can anesthesia lead to nerve damage?

Can anesthesia ever lead to nerve damage in a person?

2 Answers

The most likely way this could happen related to anesthesia would be from a direct injection of local anesthetic into a nerve fascicle during a nerve block.
I am unsure what anesthetic procedure you are speaking about. Generally, no anesthetic should cause nerve damage. Improper technique could hypothetically cause damage to a nerve if injected, but even that would be rare and usually temporary.