A 43-year-old member asked:
I'm getting a key hole surgery (shoulder arthroscopy) this saturday. i'm very scared of anestheisa. can it hurt me?
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Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Unlikely!: For an otherwise healthy person, anesthesia is very low risk due to excellent monitors and safe drugs. Talk to your anesthesiologist about the type of anesthesia that is planned. This could be general anesthesia, or a nerve block. Just be sure not to eat or drink after midnight. Arthroscopy is well tolerated by most people. Best of luck!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I'm getting a key hole surgery (shoulder arthroscopy) this saturday. Very scared of anestheisa.?
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Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
From experience: The best anesthesia 4 shoulder is a scalene nerve block ; sedation with drugs that do not put u to sleep, but they with pain medication given keep u unaware of anything going on, ; last 8-12 hrs or more.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Undergoing a key hole surgery (shoulder arthroscopy) so what anestheisa?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Typically i recommend combination of general anesthesia with a regional block (inter scalene of supraclaviclar). Blocks do have risks, and these should be discussed with your anesthesiologist. However, there is very good evidence showing use of pre-op block lessens post-op pain.
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