A 37-year-old member asked:
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when is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia indicated?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Frozen shoulder: I have seen it done for a frozen shoulder. It allows the surgeon to break-up scar tissue in a controlled fashion without resistance by the patient.
Answered on Jul 26, 2012
Dr. Ernesto Pretto jr.
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Dislocated Shoulder: Anesthesia may be required to reposition a dislocated shoulder because there is some discomfort associated with the procedure, especially in children.
Answered on Jun 8, 2013
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion.
Answered on Jun 28, 2018

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : For patients with frozen shoulders who have failed all other treatments, manipulation under anesthesia with or without arthroscopy is effective in reg ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Very effective: Anesthesia for any joint manipulation allows the surgeon to move the joint around much more because it will not be limited secondary to pain. More sca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Shoulder MUA: Not common at all. Mua of the shoulder is quite straight forward.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Fischer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Allergic Reaction: Highly unlikely. It is very rare to have an allergic reaction to the anesthetic gases used today. Allergies to some of the intravenous medications us ... Read More

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