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Should I Be Sedated Or Put To Sleep When I Get An Arthroscopy On My Ankle
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Axillary boil: Depends on size, location, and preference of your surgeon with whom u discuss the procedure in detail. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Especially if you feel claustrophobic with a mask in place or if you feel you are not in control of situation. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
External hemorrhoid changed to huge skin tag causing discomfort, pain while wiping, itching how do i get rid of it? do i have to be put to sleep?
I'm having knee and ankle arthroscopy and removal of ankle hardware, is it poss to get nerve blocks for both? Can the whole leg be numbed w 1 inj?
Yes a 1 sided spinal: -can be done which would numb the whole leg. Ask your anesthesiologist about it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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