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Will I have an anesthetic during a knee arthroscopy?

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Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Knee arthroscopy

Arthroscopy may be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia w/ sedation, spinal/epidural or general anesthesia.
Much will depend on surgeon and regional anesthesia provider preferences. All are very safe when performed properly. I would recommend discussion with your anesthesiologist and surgeon preoperatively to decide on the best options for your particular situation.

In brief: Knee arthroscopy

Arthroscopy may be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia w/ sedation, spinal/epidural or general anesthesia.
Much will depend on surgeon and regional anesthesia provider preferences. All are very safe when performed properly. I would recommend discussion with your anesthesiologist and surgeon preoperatively to decide on the best options for your particular situation.
Dr. Mark Newman
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Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Either general or regional anesthesia is necessary in knee arthroscopy in order for the patient to tolerate the stress necessary to do a complete and thorough exam of the knee and any treatment indicated.

In brief: Yes

Either general or regional anesthesia is necessary in knee arthroscopy in order for the patient to tolerate the stress necessary to do a complete and thorough exam of the knee and any treatment indicated.
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
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