ACE Report #3431
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Knee arthroscopy: local anaesthesia with propofol reduces time to home readiness

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

A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Spinal Versus Local Anesthesia With Propofol Infusion for Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy. 2006 May;22(5):479-83

Contributing Authors: WR Dunn FA Cordasco E Flynn K Jules M Gordon G Liguori

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32 patients undergoing knee arthroscopy were randomised to receive either a spinal anaesthesia intervention or local anaesthesia in conjunction with propofol infusion. The primary outcome was time to home readiness (Measured as time in the postoperative anaesthesia care unit (PACU)). Results indicated that the local anaesthesia intervention in conjunction with propofol infusion resulted in shorter...

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