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    TKR with spinal anesthesia
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    An_267601 posted:
    I had aTKR 2 months ago using spinal anesthesia and I highly recommend it. My last 3 prior surgeries I threw up post surgery with general anesthesia. That didn't happen this time and there wasn't any grogginess at all. I came out of recovery during lunch. They brought me a full meal and I ate it all. It's the way to go. Did have some back pain though for several days. Hope this helps.
     
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    lifeishere responded:
    I am suppose to have this in 3 weeks. Were you aware enough that you heard the doctor talking or any of the bone drilling and cutting? I dont want that but thought maybe they could make your sleep deeper during that part. How long were you in surgery, hospital stay and therapy days a week?
     
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    jwlink58 replied to lifeishere's response:
    just had bilateral knee replacement last week, and had a spinal with sedation. It worked really well for me! I was briefly aware of talking and noise at one point- as my dr said I might- but I absolutely felt nothing.


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