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I have a permanent tracheostomy, how will general anthesia be administered during my knee surgery?

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DzooBaby 8 Oct 2013

Through an IV line in your arm. Most anesthesia is given by IV. If they need to give you "gas" they will use a special mask to do so through your airway. Unless the do epidural anesthesia, in which you will be awake but wont feel anything. The best thing to do is to speak to the Dr that is doing your anesthesia ahead of time so he/she can explain to you exactly what they will be doing. This is not a big obstacle, no worries!

kaismama 8 Oct 2013

And just a little more reassurance, you are probably easier to deal with with inhaled anesthesia with a direct line to your trachea then the average person is. The anesthetist will be aware of it and will adjust if he needs to. Ask him about your concerns, he will explain.

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