Neuroaxial versus general anaesthesia in geriatric patients for hip fracture surgery: does it matter?

@article{Luger2010NeuroaxialVG,
  title={Neuroaxial versus general anaesthesia in geriatric patients for hip fracture surgery: does it matter?},
  author={Thomas J. Luger and Christian Kammerlander and M Gosch and Markus F. Luger and Ursula Kammerlander-Knauer and Tobias Roth and Janett Kreutziger},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={555-572}
}
The influence of the mode of anaesthesia on outcome of geriatric patients with hip fractures is a controversial issue in the medical literature. In the light of an ageing society, a conclusive answer to this question is of growing importance. The purpose of this review was to assess the effect of neuroaxial and general anaesthesia on mortality and morbidity in geriatric patients sustaining a hip fracture. Following a current literature search within the Pubmed and Cochrane database (1967–2010… CONTINUE READING