Anaesthesia For Joint Replacement Surgery
The selection of anaesthesia for joint replacement surgery is a major decision that could have a significant impact on your recovery. It deserves careful consideration and discussion with both your Anaesthetist and your Surgeon.
There are five types of Anaesthesia available for major joint replacement surgery:
- General Anaesthetic
- Spinal Anaesthetic
- Epidural Anaesthetic
- A Nerve Block (to help with post operative pain)
- A combination of anaesthetics
Your Anaesthetist will explain which anaesthetic(s) are most appropriate for you as part of the decision making process. You should also discuss with your Anaesthetist what options are available for post operative pain relief.