General anaesthesia versus spinal anaesthesia for fast-track total hip arthroplasty
Total intravenous general anaesthesia vs. spinal anaesthesia for total hip arthroplasty: a randomised, controlled trial.Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2015 Mar;59(3):298-309.
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Dr. Harsten discusses the possible benefits of general anaesthesia in total hip arthroplasty.
118 patients undergoing fast-track total hip arthroplasty (THA) were randomized to receive general anaesthesia (GA), with propofol and remifentanil, or spinal anaesthesia (SA). The purpose of the study was to compare these two anaesthetic approaches in terms of length of hospital stay (LOS), short-term outcomes of well-being, and patient satisfaction at 6 months. Results indicated that general ana...
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