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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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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 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

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
1,273 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