The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is redefining the way musculoskeletal care is delivered across the region with locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Are you postponing essential hand surgery due to anxieties about the potential risks associated with traditional anesthesia? We understand that fear can be a powerful deterrent to seeking necessary medical care. However, we bring you encouraging news that might just be the key to taking the fear out of surgery and enabling you to make informed choices about your well-being
Why Local Anesthesia?
Reduced Anxiety: Local anesthesia helps alleviate anxiety and fear associated with surgery, as patients can remain conscious and aware during the procedure, fostering a sense of control.
Minimal Disruption to Daily Routine: Patients undergoing hand surgery with local anesthesia can often resume their daily activities more quickly, thanks to the absence of the need for a prolonged recovery period.
No Fasting Requirement: Unlike surgeries with general anesthesia, local anesthesia procedures typically do not require fasting beforehand, providing a more comfortable and convenient pre-surgery experience.
Independence in Transportation: Patients can often drive themselves to and from the surgery center when local anesthesia is used, eliminating the need for a designated driver and adding a level of convenience.
Enhanced Doctor-Patient Communication: With local anesthesia, patients can communicate with their surgeon during the procedure, facilitating real-time discussions and ensuring a clearer understanding of the process.
Reduced Risk of General Anesthesia Complications: Local anesthesia minimizes the risks associated with general anesthesia, making it a safer option for individuals with certain medical conditions.
Cost-Effective Option: Local anesthesia procedures may be more cost-effective compared to those performed under general anesthesia, providing a financial benefit for patients.
Surgeries Under Local Anesthesia:
Explore the range of hand surgeries that can be performed seamlessly with local anesthesia:
Empower Yourself: Is Local Anesthesia Right for You?
Consult with your orthopedic surgeon to explore the possibility of local anesthesia for your hand surgery. They can provide personalized guidance based on your medical history and the specific nature of the procedure, helping you make decisions that align with your comfort and preferences.
Call our office at P: 301-657-9876 to schedule an appointment with our specialists.