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Do they put you to sleep for a heel joint arthroscopy?

There are three possibilities for anesthesia during heel joint arthroscopy. 

The first option is general anesthesia. During general anesthesia, you are completely asleep.

Option two is regional anesthesia. During regional anesthesia, an anesthetic may be injected into the spine as a spinal epidural block. This will make the surgical area numb, and you will not feel the operation. The anesthetic can also be injected into the nerves behind the knee and result in numbness of the lower leg and foot. A sedative is usually also given to make sure you stay relaxed during the surgery.

The final option for anesthesia is local anesthesia. During local anesthesia, injections are given around the surgical site that numb the area. A sedative is also usually given to make sure you stay relaxed during the surgery.

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