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Carpal tunnel release surgery better with anesthesia? , cause my surgery date was switched & now i've been told i'm getting it done with anesthesia

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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia varies

Carpal tunnel surgery is done with at least a local anesthetic such as Lidocaine and then may also have several other types such as a nerve block, IV sedation or a general anesthesia.
Some surgeons even perform the surgery with the local anesthetic only. The choice depends on the patient and surgeon preferences.

In brief: Anesthesia varies

Carpal tunnel surgery is done with at least a local anesthetic such as Lidocaine and then may also have several other types such as a nerve block, IV sedation or a general anesthesia.
Some surgeons even perform the surgery with the local anesthetic only. The choice depends on the patient and surgeon preferences.
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
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Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It will require at least a local anesthetic, and is commonly done with some sort of block.

In brief: Yes

It will require at least a local anesthetic, and is commonly done with some sort of block.
Dr. Gary Roach
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Dr. David Trettin
Would be very difficult w/o some type of anesthetic; either local, regional block ( most common in our area) or a general.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

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Details of surgery and postoperative care what is typical and the norm. http://handsurgerypodcast.
podbean.com/mobile/. And. Decide. Its really a combination of what your srugeonand you agree upon.

In brief: Learn about

Details of surgery and postoperative care what is typical and the norm. http://handsurgerypodcast.
podbean.com/mobile/. And. Decide. Its really a combination of what your srugeonand you agree upon.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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