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How painful is the epidural shot for a meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not bad

The anesthesiologist will usually give you some medicine through the IV before hand to take the edge off and a little local anesthetic.
Typically it is not very painful.

In brief: Not bad

The anesthesiologist will usually give you some medicine through the IV before hand to take the edge off and a little local anesthetic.
Typically it is not very painful.
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