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.
MUA. Mua means you are put to sleep and a physician manipulates that body part - typically done for shoulders, knees and hips. Chiropractors do this for the spine.
See below. 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.
Orthopedics. This term refers primarily any diagnostic procedure that may cause pain. For example in orthopedic procedures where there is manipulation of a fracture or dislocated joint. There is pain associated with these maneuvers hence the need for anesthesia.

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What do you think about manipulation under anesthesia?

No clear answer. A lot depends on what condition this is applied for. In general there is very little data supporting it. Read more...
Pleasant. The idea of joint manipulation (wrist, elbow, hip and knee) under anesthesia is designed to increase the ability of the surgeon to mobilize the joint, while decreasing the patient's pain. I am not sure that this technique is safe in other manipulations. Read more...

How dangerous are spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

MUA. This can be quite dangerous. Always check with your pcp about having this. At any rate good centers will always have an anesthesiologist and an internist or pcp in the facility as well. Read more...
Minimal risk. Because you are relaxed the force needed to manipulate the spine is far less than without sedation. Overall the risk is very minimal. Read more...
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...

When is spinal manipulation under anesthesia performed?

Ask a Chiropractor. This procedure tends to be done under the care of a chiropractor. It is not a usual procedure for either neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons. Read more...

How successful is spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

Spinal MUA. This is typically done by chiropractors - so i really do not know. Except to point out that physicians do not believe in this. Read more...
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...

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...
Depends. On the chiropractor or osteopath and their experience. The potential for injury is much greater when doing any kind of manipulation under anesthesia, so you need to have someone experienced. Read more...
Yes. This is a great way to manipulate the shoulder pain free and comfortably. However, it is important to know why the shoulder is being manipulated? What problem is present. Consult with your doctor. Read more...
Yes. The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion. Read more...

How effective is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

Very effective. Anesthesia for any joint manipulation allows the surgeon to move the joint around much more because it will not be limited secondary to pain. More scar tissue can be broken up this way. Read more...
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...
Good. The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion. Read more...

I have sciatica, will manipulation under anesthesia help?

MUA. Mua is done by chiropractors. Make sure that a full evaluation is done by an md with a revies of the MRI before you think of an mua. Read more...
Jury is out. The use of manipulation under anesthesia is done by chiropractors. The scientific utility of this has not been proven by independent studies. I wold make sure that the MRI or ct used to make tis decision reviewed by a physician before proceeding. Read more...
Probably not. Manipulation under anesthesia is good for frozen shoulder, knee joints or hip joints that have reduced mobility. Generally not done for spine issues. Read more...

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...
Dislocated Shoulder. Anesthesia may be required to reposition a dislocated shoulder because there is some discomfort associated with the procedure, especially in children. Read more...
Talk to MD. The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion. Read more...