What is the role of anesthesia in hip arthroscopy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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General or regional anesthesia can be used. General anesthesia is often used with anesthetic paralysis to assist with distraction of the hip joint. Femoral nerve blocks have been investigated as an adjunct for postoperative pain relief.  [21, 22]


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