What type of anesthesia is typically used for knee surgery? Will I be awake?

Several options. Knee arthroscopy can sometimes be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Often, major operations such as knee or hip replacements are done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. Usually, the patient is given sedation in order to nap comfortably during the surgery. General anesthesia is always an option. The anesthesiologist will discuss all the choices before surgery.
3 types. General, regional, and local with sedation are the main options for knee surgeries. Each has their benefits. Discuss with your surgeon and anesthesiologist to decide what's best in your situation.
Knee scope? Good question. It depends partly on your medical history and the discussion with your anesthesiologist. The way i see it. I would like to watch the surgery on the video monitor so a spinal without sedation works great. That said if i had no interest in viewing my surgery, going to sleep works great too. Bottom line is, its all very safe.
No. For knee surgery you will be given general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep, with a breathing tube down your throat helping you breath during the surgery.
Regional anesthesia. The preference is sometimes driven by the surgeon, but commonly the choice is a regional anesthetic. There seems to be some benefits with regards to postoperative thrombosis and pain management. You will be sedated and quite possible have no recollection of the operation.

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I'm having knee surgery in a week and I am terrified. Does the IV hurt? What does it feel like to be on anesthesia?

Normal to be anxious. The IV doesn't hurt more than a flu shot. Once the IV is in, you will probably be given a small of sedative to help you feel relaxed and sleepy. Most patients don't remember much after after that point, until they wake up after surgery. It's understandable to be anxious. But you should know that you are never left alone while under anesthesia. We stay with you to keep you anesthetized and safe. Read more...
Peaceful. Honestly the worst part of anesthesia is getting an iv. This feels like a small pinch on the back of a hand, then all the medication to relax you and put you to sleep will go through the iv. The best technique for patients is to talk to their anesthesiologist before the operation. The best anesthetic comes from a team of the patient and the doctor. Read more...
You will be fine. I use local anesthesia in all IV placement attempts. You will be ok. Also depend on anatomical differences between patients. If under general anesthesia you will not remember nothing during the actual surgery. Will start remembering at the recovery suit. Read more...

I cannot you have knee surgery with just epidural anesthesia?

You can. Most hospitals or surgery centers do not do 'regional anesthesia' as it take too long to resolve. Schedule at a hospital. Ask to be the first case of the day. Request a spinal anesthesia; it is easier and more appropriate for this surgery. Read more...

Is it possible to have knee surgery with just epidural anesthesia?

Yes. Done quite com- Monly. Talk to your surgeon and the anesthetist about you wanting it. Good luck and happy holidays. Read more...

Is it common for hospitals to give epidurals or general anesthesia for knee surgery?

Knee surgery. The decision is not up to the hospital - they have no roles in this. It is purely up to the anesthesiologist and and the surgeons preference. Discuss with the anesthesiologist first. Read more...
Depends . This decision is to be made between you, your surgeon and your anesthesiologist. The risks and benefits of your anesthetic plan will be discussed. Epidurals and general anesthesia are relatively common practice in the setting of total knee replacements. Femoral nerve blocks and catheters are also another option. Read more...
Both are common. It would depend on the needs and expectations of the patient as well as the preference of the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Read more...
Yes. The regional anesthetic has a protective effect on the formation of blood clots after surgery. There is also the ability to immediately exercise the knee though a range of motion while still getting pain medication. This allows an improved outcome after surgery. Read more...

I am about to have knee surgery and I am on methidone and they are putting me under on anesthesia and I do not want to tell my doctor is it fatal?

Truth is best. I'm thinking that Methadone is a step in the right direction for you. Also, if you care enought to fix the knee, care enough to get good medical treatment. They need to know your Rx history to do their best during and after surgery. Here's a similar query - you may have read it. I agree with the advice to tell the truth. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110106140952AAF8WGg. Read more...
Consultation. You will need to consult with your surgeon and the anesthesiologist. The Methadone can depress the central nervous system and put you at risk. You will also need to talk about pain and pain medication during your recovery, as that will interact with your Methadone dose as well. Read more...
No, it is. not fatal, but knee surgeries can be very painful and it is better to know about Methadone to regulate your narcotic analgesia requirements. If you stay in the hospital you will not receive your Methadone unless you let them know. Read more...
Not fatal. you should tell them as it may affect your anesthestic requirements. Read more...