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Will I need to be sedated during knee replacement surgery?

You will need to be sedated during knee replacement surgery. Doctors usually use a spinal anesthesia with a little long-acting morphine. They also will infiltrate local anesthesia about your knee to improve the pain relief. You will also have some supplemental sedation.

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