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Can a meniscal tear be repaired under a local anesthetic?
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Technically yes
A meniscal tear of the knee could be preformed under regional anesthesia, typically a spinal or combined spinal epidural with sedation, however most patients are more comfortable with a general anesthetic due to manipulation of the knee and positioning for the duration of the surgery.

In brief: Technically yes
A meniscal tear of the knee could be preformed under regional anesthesia, typically a spinal or combined spinal epidural with sedation, however most patients are more comfortable with a general anesthetic due to manipulation of the knee and positioning for the duration of the surgery.
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