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General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« on: February 15, 2014, 03:25:58 AM »
General Anesthesia
RBHR, Dr. Richard Sellers, 04 DEC 13

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 08:04:42 AM »
A mixture of the two. He gave me a light general anaesthetic, then an epidural.

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 01:28:17 PM »
General
Left hip resurfacing (Conserve Plus) 2013-09-04
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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 05:03:00 PM »
Both! And I was glad.
Dr. Sparling WA Wright C+ 2010 right hip, petite female done at age 45

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 07:21:18 PM »
I had a difficult recovery from general a few years ago (unrelated surgery), so for my LHR requested a spinal with heavy sedation. Putting the spinal in - was worst part of my overall experience - but it was only 5-10 minutes of discomfort/pain. Surgery - I was "out" - and recovery was almost instant - so much better than general! I would do it again.

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 01:58:41 AM »
General both times. It was fine for me.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 02:37:30 AM »
Spinal only for me.  I had watched several youtube vids of the operation and was knowlegdable of what the surgeon was going to do so felt comfortable not being knocked out during the op.  Chatted to the anesthetist throughout the operation.  Was all good, he pointed out my oxygen levels a couple of times during the op and had me take deep breathes to bring them up.  The big plus for this is that I did not have to fight the "grogginess" post operation.  After the operation I was taken to post-op and just waited for the feeling to return in my legs (Whilst I phoned my wife etc.)
Dr Kim Ottawa LHR Cementless C+ Feb 2013

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 02:15:10 PM »
To me the epidural is the best, you wake up as if you woke up from a short nap.  No grogginess, no getting sick and no risk of dying.


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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 03:07:20 PM »
Thanks everyone!

I guess I'm just a freak of nature or something as I had the general anesthesia and I woke up with no side effects and never had the "log" feeling in my leg nor did I have any pain other than the incision when I put pressure on it.

I was just wondering if having the general vs epidural had anything to do with recovery?

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 11:23:34 PM »
Spinal with sedation. No complaints.
Mike
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LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2017, 03:55:18 PM »
Spinal with sedation. They used Propofol as the sedative which I've never had a problem with. I had nausea due to the narcotics.

Derek
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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 09:34:07 PM »
Epidural with propofol sedation, came out of it easily, no issues, standing by 2:00pm after 9:00am surgery.

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 04:05:57 PM »
I had the spinal, with light sedation. Woke up just fine with very little incidence of nausea. I did my rt hip procedure as an outpatient. In at 9 am, out at 3 pm 8 days ago May 23, 2018. I didn't have narcotics, they make me sick, opted for Tylenol and Advil only. Doing great so far!

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 04:49:50 PM »
I had general and a spinal.  Woke up easily but got nauseous as soon as they started moving me from recovery to my room.  Puked and immediately felt better.

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 12:40:36 PM »
Spinal with sedation. Woke up feeling fine.  Not so good once they gave me Tramadol for pain relief!

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Re: General Anesthesia or Spinal Epidural
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 01:13:58 AM »
General for me.  Wish I had the spinal.

Woke up in a solid 9 of 10 pain and the first day was a massive blur of forgotten memories due to the drugs. 

 

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