Re: Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction
Hi, I had this procedure a fortnight ago now.
Don't know if you've had yours yet but to answer your questions - I went in as a day case. At the hospital for 0730 and taken down just after 9. You also fill out a questionnaire with the nurse, medical history, height, weight etc. I came too in the pre-op room then was wheeled back to the ward. I got out at 1700 thou could probably have got out earlier but this is when I had someone who could pick me up.
Yes, it's done under General Anaesthetic, I had my canular (tube in your hand) put in down in the pre-op room. They then tell you that the drugs to knock you out are going in then they put an oxygen mask over you and ask you to take a few deep breaths. I'd been under GA before (broken nose - kickboxing) so you may get more questions if its the first time.
Anything else you want to ask just shout.