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Is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia effective?

Is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia effective?

Yes : For patients with frozen shoulders who have failed all other treatments, manipulation under anesthesia with or without arthroscopy is effective in regaining shoulder motion. Must be done carefully because of the risk of fracturing the bone. Also immediate and sustained therapy is required to maintain the motion after the manipulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How effective is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

How effective is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

So- so: The best current treatment for a frozen shoulder that fails conservative treatment is an arthroscopic capsular release. There is less risk of breaking your humerus from a manipulation. ...Read more

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When is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia indicated?

When is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia indicated?

Frozen shoulder: I have seen it done for a frozen shoulder. It allows the surgeon to break-up scar tissue in a controlled fashion without resistance by the patient. ...Read more

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How successful is spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

How successful is  spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

Jury is out: The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia ids done by chiropractors. It has not been verified by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a fracture during shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

Is it common to get a fracture during shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

Rare: The orthopedic surgeon doing the manipulation is trained to know the tolerances of the bones and joints they are working with. It is always possible with weak bones or tightly fused shoulders for this complication to occur, but the chances are small. ...Read more

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What is mua (done under anesthesia)?

Manipulation: Under anesthesia. Usually with deep sedation or general. Occasionally can be done with an epidural if the manipulation is going to be repeated. ...Read more

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How dangerous are spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

Jury is out: Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them i would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. ...Read more

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What is meant by manipulation under anesthesia?

Dislocations: Manipulation of dislocated body parts, i.E, . Fractures, etc, and/or joints is often performed under sedation and/or general anesthesia when the procedure may not be tolerated as well under local anesthesia alone. ...Read more

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Is the manipulation under anesthesia procedure safe if I have breast implants?

Is the manipulation under anesthesia procedure safe if I have breast implants?

Manip breasts/joint?: The answer depends on what is beng manipulated. If the surgeon is doing a closed capsulotomy, this may produce implant rupture. If manipulation of the a joint is going to be conisdered, then it too should have liitle effect on the implant. ...Read more

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What happens with pinal manipulation under anesthesia?

What happens with pinal manipulation under anesthesia?

See below: The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia is done by chiropractors. Once you are completely relaxed under anesthesia the chiropracter will flex and press on your spine. Iit has not been verified as effective by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is laser spine surgery effective and safe?

Is laser spine surgery effective and safe?

Safe not effective: Laser spine surgery simply means removing disc with a laser rather than manually. It is typically performed percutaneously. Although there are reported benefits, in order to state that it is effective, those benefits have to beat the placebo effect which is considerable. Most of the laser surgeries done are for disc bulge which doesn't need surgery in the first place. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Anesthesia: While i suggest talking with your surgeon about anesthetic options i very much doubt someone would remove bone from your face under local anesthesia. Anesthesia has risks yet you cannot have certain things done to you awake. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Yes,but: generally speaking yes,most of them knows exactly when to do it, and when it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the suturing technique used for shoulder arthroscopy?

What is the suturing technique used for shoulder arthroscopy?

Knots vs knot-less: To fix a rotator cuff tear arthroscopically, you have to do 3 things. 1: identify the torn cuff. 2: mobilize the torn cuff toinge bone. 3: secure the torn tendon to the bone. Arthroscopic suture techniques are used to complete part 3. Suture, with or with-out an anchor, is placed into the rotator cuff. Sometimes the sutures are tied to a bone anchor (knot) or impacted into bone (knot-less). ...Read more

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Is the emulsification cataract surgery done under topical anesthsia?

Is the emulsification cataract surgery done under topical anesthsia?

Yes: The procedure can be done just with topical anesthesia with eye drop local anesthetics or local anesthesia gel. Some of the older ophthalmologists still use a retro bulbar block to numb the eye which may require some IV sedation. ...Read more

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Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

Surgeon dependent: The use of regional anesthesia varies from decade to decade. We are currently in an age where more and more cases are done under regional anesthesia. The advantages are that there is less anesthetic used, and the patient needs less pain medication after the operation because of the block. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxiode given with IV general anethesia for arthoscopic shoulder surgery?

Nitrous oxide?: Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs. Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled. ...Read more

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