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What is ankle arthroscopy?

I might need an ankle arthroscopy. Does it hurt?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jan 2010
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An ankle arthroscopy is usually carried out under general anesthesia. The post operative pain is well controlled with oral pain killers which may include paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. Codeine may be needed in the first 24 hours.
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Answered: Fri, 13 Sep 2013
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No most likely you will be under general anesthesia, but you can request for a local or spinal anesthetic and be awake. There may be some pain after the arthroscopy is done.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jan 2010
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