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What kind of anesthesia is used in knee arthrocentesis?

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Dr. Eric Nelson
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Local Anesthetic

Typically a knee arthrocentesis is done under local anesthetic.
Numbing medicine is injected under the skin and the centesis needle is inserted through the local so the pain is minimal.

In brief: Local Anesthetic

Typically a knee arthrocentesis is done under local anesthetic.
Numbing medicine is injected under the skin and the centesis needle is inserted through the local so the pain is minimal.
Dr. Eric Nelson
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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Typically

Just local anesthesia for a block.

In brief: Typically

Just local anesthesia for a block.
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