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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

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

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

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

Answered 4/24/2015

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Yes: 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 4/5/2013

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