examination under anesthesia
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examination under anesthesiaOrthopedics A format for testing joint integrity and ROM with the Pt anesthetized Pros Examinations on awake Pts have poor interobserver/intraobserver reproducibility Cons Intensity of Sx can't be assessed. See Laxity test, Provocative test.
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examination under anesthesiaAbbreviation: EUA
Any operative or invasive procedure done while the patient is sedated, in order to improve patient tolerance, alleviate pain or anxiety, or improve the quality of the exam.
See also: examination
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