Anesthesia
Anesthesia
   Anesthesia and pain control is critical to the joint replacement experience.  General anesthesia and narcotic pain medicines can lead to uncomfortable side effects like nausea, constipation and malaise.  Cardiopulmonary and cognitive affects can also be significant.  

    To minimize this risk and to maximize pain relief, we use primarily regional anesthesia.  Anesthesiologists at Huntington Hospital have become expert at Femoral and regional nerve blocks.  These highly affective catheters can be left in for two days or more to provide excellent post-operative pain control.  

    This technique has been one of the most significant improvements in the joint replacement process in years and has given fearful patients the reassurance to undergo needed surgery.