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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

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In brief: Sedation

Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy.
Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery.

In brief: Sedation

Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy.
Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery.
Dr. Scott Shields
Dr. Scott Shields
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: No

Knee surgery such as an arthroscopy would be too painful with the simple sedation used for a colonoscopy.
Patients need wither a regional anesthetic, such as a spinal or epidural, or a general anesthetic for knee surgery.

In brief: No

Knee surgery such as an arthroscopy would be too painful with the simple sedation used for a colonoscopy.
Patients need wither a regional anesthetic, such as a spinal or epidural, or a general anesthetic for knee surgery.
Dr. John Dearborn
Dr. John Dearborn
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