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Vol:4 Issue:5 Number:19 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #7705
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

General anaesthesia versus spinal anaesthesia for fast-track total hip arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. General anaesthesia versus spinal anaesthesia for fast-track total hip arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2015;4(5):19. Available from:

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

Total intravenous general anaesthesia vs. spinal anaesthesia for total hip arthroplasty: a randomised, controlled trial.

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2015 Mar;59(3):298-309.

Contributing Authors: A Harsten H Kehlet P Ljung S Toksvig-Larsen

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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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