Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders.
During orthopedic surgery, anesthesia is used in order to numb the area or even make the patient unconscious. As you research and prepare for orthopedic surgery, you may learn about different types of anesthesia that surgeons use. Collaboration with your surgeon, as well as the specific type of procedure, will determine which type of anesthesia is best for your surgery.
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