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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can an arm surgery such as an elbow arthroscopy be performed under epidural anesthesia?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
No, ,usually a block: BRACIAL plexus or axillary block. Works great had that done 4 times on the right & 2 times on the left. No problem. Epidurals in the neck are prone 2 migrate away from the area of injection, & U can have respiratory collapse, the it is an emergency crash a General anesthesia with intubation. Risk is so terrible l don't know of anyone who would try it.

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