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A 37-year-old female asked:

is versed sometimes used for arthroscopy of the knee or wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: Knee arthroscopy is usually reformed under general anesthesia and versed is commonly used with other drugs. In patients receiving conscious sedation for wisdom tooth extraction it is also a commonly administered medication.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Conscious sedation: Conscious sedation often uses versed or valium combined with fentanyl or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to achieve a dreamy state where you relax ; often "forget." in this state, procedures as you describe can be comfortably performed. Talk with your surgeon/dentist as to whether he/she offers or recommends sedation.

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I had a grade 3 ankle sprain just over a yr ago and still have dull pain and bruising/discoloration, what should I do?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

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you might check this out as well: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00351
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