Effective Management of Frostbite with Sympathetic Blockade.Ali, Nabil M. K. M.D.; Green, LeVerne M.D.; Buckwalter, Joseph A. M.D.Regional Anesthesia: July/August/September 1982 Case Reports: PDF Only Abstract : Sympathetic interruption is probably the most effective therapy for frostbite injuries. While surgical sympathectomy has been widely used, local anesthetic blockade has been neglected as a useful alternative. The purpose of this report is to emphasize the value of sympathetic blockade for the treatment of frostbite. (C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.