A 37-year-old female asked:
what is the procedure to remove a screw from a broken ankle? will it be under general anaesthetic? will it need time in hospital? when can you walk on it again?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Outpatient surgery: I expect know hospital stay. General anesthesia or nerve blocked would be performed!
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
26 years experience Pain Management
Simple.: Anesthesia could be anything from sedation to general. It is generally quick, minimal pain and outpatient.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Dr. Susan Nicolson answered
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Screw Removal: likely outpatient surgery but depends on other medical issues. Anesthetic would likely be general with or without a breathing tube or neuraxial block (epidural or spinal)
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
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