VR in the OR May Serve as Effective Adjunct to Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures

VR in the OR May Serve as Effective Adjunct to Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures

With conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis on the rise, U.S. hand surgeons perform more than half a million procedures each year. Patients undergoing hand surgery commonly receive a regional anesthetic to block pain prior to the procedure, plus monitored anesthesia care (MAC) during the operation. MAC typically consists of an IV-administered sedative – such as propofol – to keep patients feeling sleepy and calm during procedures but awake enough to follow instructions as needed. Too much sedation, …