Local anesthesia for knee arthroscopy. Efficacy and cost benefits.

  title={Local anesthesia for knee arthroscopy. Efficacy and cost benefits.},
  author={Matthew S Shapiro and Marc Raymond Safran and Hans Crockett and Gerald A. M. Finerman},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={23 1},
We performed a retrospective review of a series of knee arthroscopic procedures that were completed using local, general, or regional anesthesia to evaluate the efficacy of these anesthetic techniques. Operative time, complications or failures, procedures successfully performed, recovery room time and postoperative stay, and patient satisfaction were recorded. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation compared favorably with the other techniques: operative time was not increased, a large… CONTINUE READING


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