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You break a bone, specifically the ankle, and it has to be set in place(closed reduction). will you need anesthesia?

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Dr. David Simons answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

The reduction of an ankle fracture will be a most unpleasant experience without anesthesia.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

This could vary from sedation to a full general anesthetic. However, you will appreciate the medications because the procedure is painful.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Your ankle bones will be repositioned. It is painful and for surgeon it is faster and easier to do closed reduction when you are relaxed.

Answered Apr 5, 2013

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