What is it like to be under anesthetic for arthroscopic knee surgery?

"under" arthroscop. There are 2 major methods of anesth for this surgery. The choice is partly yours 1) spinal anesth where they give you a short acting med in your back. Your legs go numb for a couple of hours. Your aneth provider will give you a sedative so that you nap during the procedure. 2) general anesth where you are put in a much deeper sleep. You are so asleep that you need a breathing tube in your mouth.

Related Questions

Can anasthetic affect your mood? My daughter 16 had arthroscopic knee surgery and since has experienced a lot of anxiety and is very teary.

Yes. stressful situations can cause mood changes. I have noticed that some of my patients go thru a re-adjustment period after surgery. This will pass. Be supportive and take care! Thanks for writing. Read more...

What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery for plica?

Arthorscopic surgery. In arthroscopic surgery the surgeon looks 360 degrees around the entire knee. If the patient has a plica the surgeon would incise it with an instrument. That being said i would anticipate that the plica is a secondary diagnosis and not the prime reason for the surgery. Read more...

How do I know when will the incision marks from arthroscopic knee surgery heal (disappear)?

Never completely. There will always be a scar. It takes 3-6mo for the scar to mature and become white and non inflamed (not red). If you go out in the sun wear sunblock (not sreen) . The sun will tan and set the scar dark. Read more...