Abstract: Anaesthesia for outpatient knee surgery.
Buckenmaier CC 3rd.
Anesthesia and Operative Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001, USA.
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2002 Jun;16(2):255-70.
Surgical procedures of the knee are increasingly common in outpatient centres. Advances in arthroscopy and other technologies allow more complex knee procedures to be performed on an outpatient basis. This chapter focuses on the application and advantages of peripheral nerve block regional anaesthesia in the anaesthetic management of knee surgery patients. Specific nerve blocks and local anaesthetics suitable for various knee procedures are discussed. The use of perineural catheters in the outpatient management of major knee surgery patients is also considered.
Regional Anaesthesia Othopaedic Surgery Arthroscopy