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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Sedated Or Put To Sleep When I Get An Arthroscopy On My Ankle

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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Are patients usually get put to sleep for arthroscopic ankle surgery?

Are patients usually get put to sleep for arthroscopic ankle surgery?

surgery: Usually patients are put to sleep for this procedure because it be quite uncomfortable. That being said it could be performed with IV sedation and a peripheral nerve block if needed. ...Read more

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I had ankle surgery and was put to sleep. Now my nose stings on one side and my eye tears up on the same side. Did i catch something?

I  had ankle surgery  and was put to sleep. Now my nose stings on one side  and  my eye tears up on the same side. Did i catch something?

Corneal abrasion: During sleep eyes could stay open and need to be closed by tape. If left exposed, patient may awake up with foreign body sensation, tearing, pain and photophobia in one or both eyes which usually resolves. Initially, lubricating drops and ointment may help to heal the corneal dryness or even epithelial defect. ...Read more

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What does it mean if geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't create sedation anymore? Does it mean its ineffective? If it doesn't put to sleep anymore does it still aid sleep?

What does it mean if geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't create sedation anymore? Does it mean its ineffective? If it doesn't put to sleep anymore does it still aid sleep?

Depends: Many factors to consider in order to answer.. What dose are you on? How long have you been taking it? Are you taking it with food? Why were you prescribed it in the first place? Although one of the side effects is potential sedation, not all patients have that experience. Recommend discussion with your doctor to get further clarification as to the desired results. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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How do I get put to sleep for surgery ?

How do I get put to sleep for surgery ?

See below: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/tc/anesthesia-topic-overview#1 You may consult the site given above for general information on anesthesia. The medications may be given by vein or it can be gases that are inhaled. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Can i be put to sleep if i get a boil under my arm lanced?

Can i be put to sleep if i get a boil under my arm lanced?

Axillary boil: Depends on size, location, and preference of your surgeon with whom u discuss the procedure in detail. ...Read more

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Do you get put to sleep during club thumb surgery or do you feel everything?

Do you get put to sleep during club thumb surgery or do you feel everything?

Anesthesia: Options are being awake or delayed along with a local nerve block, or being fully asleep. Don't worry, while there may be some small things along the way that are uncomfortable, you won't feel the surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Can any doc explain if you get put to sleep for a biopsy?

Anesthetic: The answer to this is basically, "it depends." On where the biopsy is coming from, on what type of biopsy, what localization is being done (CT, EUS, etc.) and what your age and clinical conditions are. Fine Needle biopsies often need no anesthesia, some bx need local pain control, and others require general anesthesia (put to sleep.) ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Is it possible to get a panic attack when being put to sleep?

Possibly: Especially if you feel claustrophobic with a mask in place or if you feel you are not in control of situation. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

What kind of medicine do you get during a csection? Can you be put to sleep?

Several options: You can be put to sleep, but that is not the ideal option for your baby becasue those medications can get through to the baby and make him (or her) drowsy/sleepy when they are born, making it a bit harder for them to transition to life outside the womb. Ideal is a spinal where they numb you via your spnal cord, numbing the nerves down there much like a dentist uses to numb your mouth. Congrats! ...Read more

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Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Can i get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Yes: It is possible to remove wisdom teeth which are side ways or horizontally impacted fully awake. Make sure the dentist removing the tooth is experienced. An oral surgeon would be a good option. ...Read more

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Do u need to get put to sleep to get ear tubes inserted?

Do u need to get put to sleep to get ear tubes inserted?

Depends: This is delicate work, involving cutting a hole in a sensitive ear drum after cleaning & sanitizing the ear canal, then any mucous or debris is suctioned out of the middle ear with a vacuum that sounds like a train bearing down on you. I suppose an adult might want to tough it out awake, understanding that any movement might mess things up, but it wouldn't work for infants/kids. ...Read more

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Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Surgeons preference: You can get one, but may be overkill depending on what was done. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a person put to sleep when getting a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

I was wondering is a person put to sleep when getting a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

Not usually: as this is an office based procedure most often and doesn't require sedation in most cases and minimal bowel prep compared to colonoscopy; however it only exams the last 1/3 of your colon. ...Read more

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What is it like being put to sleep when getting wisdom teeth removed? Will you dream or just basically turn the brain now

What is it like being put to sleep when getting wisdom teeth removed? Will you dream or just basically turn the brain now

Different: For deep sedation, they may have you count back from 100 at about 95 you're done counting and the next thing you know, you're waking up. You will have no concept of time, because when you're done, you will think you just had fallen asleep. But, sedation may be less deep and you will be in a very relaxed state, but able to understand what is going on, without pain. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read more

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Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Most medical providers who perform a colonoscopy will provide or have another provider such as a nurse or anesthesiologist, who is in the room, provide sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
1,278 doctors shared insights

Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more