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Is it safe to have a regional nerve block in addition to general anesthesia for shoulder surgery?
Is it safe to have a regional nerve block in addition to general anesthesia for shoulder surgery? My MS causes neuropathy, I have raynauds, and concerned if this will be safe or make recovery worse. Thanks.
I would ask the anesthesiologist; I see no neurological contraindication to a regional nerve block for this type of surgery.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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