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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a bunionectomy?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This mean surgery.

In brief: Yes

This mean surgery.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

The good news is, you may not even remember it being done.
Many surgeons use a sedative to induce sleepiness and forgetfulness at the time of the surgery, so you may sleep right through having your foot numbed up, and not remember anything unpleasant afterward. (though I should also confess that the sedative comes through an iv--another needle stick.).

In brief: Yes.

The good news is, you may not even remember it being done.
Many surgeons use a sedative to induce sleepiness and forgetfulness at the time of the surgery, so you may sleep right through having your foot numbed up, and not remember anything unpleasant afterward. (though I should also confess that the sedative comes through an iv--another needle stick.).
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you are having surgery you will require some form of anesthesia and therefore at the very least an iv.
Surgeons also perform either a preoperative block or a postoperative block (both of these are done while you under anesthesia) to provide you with several hours of post operative local anesthesia. And, in some cases, you may receive something called regional anesthesia - a specialized block.

In brief: Yes

If you are having surgery you will require some form of anesthesia and therefore at the very least an iv.
Surgeons also perform either a preoperative block or a postoperative block (both of these are done while you under anesthesia) to provide you with several hours of post operative local anesthesia. And, in some cases, you may receive something called regional anesthesia - a specialized block.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Under sedation

Usually the local anesthesia is injected after the anesthesiologist has given you intravenous sedation.

In brief: Under sedation

Usually the local anesthesia is injected after the anesthesiologist has given you intravenous sedation.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Yes

Unless you are absent of sensation in your foot due to severe peripheral neuropathy.

In brief: Yes

Unless you are absent of sensation in your foot due to severe peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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