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Regional (local) anaesthesia

Many operations are carried out under regional anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia is a technique that involves anaesthetising a specific part of the body rather than anaesthetising the whole body as in a general anaesthetic. Orthopaedic operations in particular, are often dealt with this way. Regional Anaethesia

Regional anaesthesia has a number of benefits to patients, including avoiding the risks and side effects of a general anaesthetic, improving post-operative pain relief, and improving surgical outcome.

Your anaesthetist will discuss a regional technique with you if appropriate.

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