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Need advice about anesthesia and a local ?

Posted by Debra on 9/14/04 at 19:40 (159898)

I am having ESWT in Nov., my Doctor is talking about possibly doing this in her office.What type of anesthesia is best used for this?And is it best done in a hospital setting? I am paying for this out of pocket so she is trying to save me some money by bring the machine to her office.

Re: Need advice about anesthesia and a local ?

Dr. Z on 9/14/04 at 21:12 (159908)


We have used a local regional block for thousands of high energy treatments using the dornier epos. The dornier was designed for office use under a local. The ultrasound feature allow the positioning of the shockwave to avoid the direct pentration of the heel bone. So no worry.