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What is spinal anesthesia and how painful is it ?

i broke my acl and meniscus. i know about reconstruction and the anesthesia which doctor generally use for surgery .they use spinal anesthesia and i heard that spinal anesthesia was very very first of all please sombody tell me about spinal anesthesia and how much painful it was and second should doctor do my leg acl reconstruction with general anesthesia (using chloroform) ????
Asked On : Sat, 8 Oct 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
welcome to health care magic
spinal anaesthesia (or spinal anesthesia), also called spinal analgesia or sub-arachnoid block (SAB), is a form of regional anaesthesia involving injection of a local anaesthetic into the subarachnoid space, generally through a fine needle, usually 9 cm long (3.5 inches). For extremely obese patients, some anaesthesiologists prefer spinal needles which are 12.7 cm long (5 inches). The tip of the spinal needle has a point or small bevel. Recently, pencil point needles have been made available (Whitacre, Sprotte, & others). it is not at all pain full,Dont worry no pain at all,,,,
no no body cant do that with chloroform,,it has short action ,,surgery require time and only spinal anaesthecia is best....strictly follow your doctor advice,,
best of luck
take care
Answered: Sun, 9 Oct 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.Spinal anesthesia used to be painful and feared many many years back but not anymore.It has advanced a lot in past years and now you just don't come to feel about it.It has almost become painless now.Get your surgery done under spinal anesthesia as it is almost risk free now.Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 9 Oct 2011
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