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A 42-year-old member asked:

i'm freaking out over general anaesthesia if they operate me for a broken ankle, will i still be able to feel it?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
You'll be out...: The benefit of having general anesthesia for the patient is for comfort so you do not feel the procedure. You will be "asleep" and won't remember what's going on. The general anesthesia is important for the surgeon to avoid any movement during the procedure to allow him/her to reset your ankle properly with out any twitching/reflex.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: You will be completely asleep for the procedure.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: When under a general anesthetic you will not feel any pain whatsoever.

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