Ask A Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery

Ask A Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery

Source: Handcare

Normally, surgery is performed using general anesthesia in which the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is not necessary for many surgeries and can be risky in some cases. Wide awake surgery is a technique that avoids this problem and can be performed in an operating room or in the office. It is commonly used for problems of the hand and wrist.

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Useful Links

  • American Academy of Arthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society For Surgery of The Hand
  • Society of The State of New York
  • Medical Society of The County of Westchester