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Anesthesia for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

Different types of anesthesia are possible for your surgery. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will discuss your options with you before your surgery.

Several factors should be considered, including:

  • Past experience with surgery
  • Health and physical condition
  • Reactions or allergies you have to medicines
  • Risks of each type of anesthesia
  • Preferences of your surgical team

We prefer spinal anesthesia for most of our patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery. Spinal anesthesia numbs you below the waist and helps you wake up quickly, resulting in less risk of nausea than general anesthesia. We also will give you sedation so you are comfortable during the surgery.

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