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ACE Report #11974
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Similar Success with Vertical vs Lateral Crypt Anesthetic Approach in Elderly Low-Extremity Patients

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Observation of single spinal anesthesia by 25G needle puncture through a lateral crypt for hip surgery in elderly patients

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jul;98(27):e16334.

Contributing Authors: Z Tang C Zhang Z Xu F Jin D Liang

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60 elderly patients scheduled for an elective lower-extremity fracture surgery were randomized to receive spinal anesthetic injection at at the L3-4 region via a lateral crypt approach or a vertical approach. the outcomes of interest included the success rate of injection, number of attempts per puncture, and the incidence of adverse events (nerve root irritant symptoms, back pain, headache, bleed...

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