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Anybody had general anaesthetic for injection into hip bone ???

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No way I'd risk a general anaesthetic for an injection!

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Maybe u aren't scared of the pain then??? We're not all as brave as u

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No as much as I'm scared of general anaesthetics. Much safer than they used to be of course, but there's still a risk so I avoid them unless no other option.

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I had a cortisone injection into my hip and it was painless.

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Some people can deal with pain better than others

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They don't even give gen anaesthetic for joint replacement so I'd be surprised!

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What type of joint replacement? Now you have me worried as I may have to have my hip replaced.

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They're doing my knee with epidural. But you're sedated so know nothing about it. Apparently it's safer. My husband had hip replacement in Edinburgh 4 weeks ago and knew nothing about the op. He is recovering well, walking 5 km daily but also resting well. Try not to worry, I have been, but they check you over really well.

C

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Husband s hip was also epidural plus sedative. He was texting me about the clouds he could see out of ward window hours after op!

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I've had facet injections into my lower spine twice. The first time there was nothing, and I won't lie, it did hurt. But was over relatively quickly. The second time, I asked for at least a little something in the IV to help with the pain and they agreed. It helped loads. I wasn't out by any means, but I was calmer and it wasn't as painful.

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I had injections into my hip in March and apart from initially numbing the skin, there was no anaesthetic. It was painful but not unbearably so. Clemmie

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I've had 2 steriod injections into my hip joint with local anaesthetic. Waiting to have it done again. It doesn't hurt at all. The steroid might cause a 2-3 day flare in the joint before you get the good effects, but that's something different.

I'd be incredibly surprised if they'd give anyone a general for this. As others have said, hip replacements are done under epidural block - so are amputations!

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I had a hip replacement last year with a spinal anaesthetic plus sedation, rather than a GA. There is NO pain, you recover more quickly and don't feel sick - and as helix says, it's much safer. I was terrified - literally writing my Will the night before - but the moment they give you the sedative, you're fine - you don't feel scared any more. :) I'd definitely recommend it.

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