Extradural anaesthesia in patients with previous lumbar spine surgery.

  title={Extradural anaesthesia in patients with previous lumbar spine surgery.},
  author={Nigel E. Sharrock and Barbara Urquhart and Riccardo Mineo},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={65 2},
We studied prospectively 1381 patients undergoing extradural anaesthesia for total hip or total knee replacement, to determine if extradural anaesthesia can be performed reliably in patients who have had previous lumbar spine surgery. Fifty-two of the 57 patients (91.2%) who had undergone lumbar spine surgery received a successful extradural anaesthetic, and 1307 of 1324 patients without previous back surgery had successful extradural anaesthesia (98.7% success) (P less than 0.0001). No late… CONTINUE READING

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